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Asian and African Languages and Linguistics
ISSN 2188-0840

Asian and African Languages and Linguistics (AALL) is an annual refereed linguistic journal first issued in 2006. In principle, it deals with descriptive studies on minority languages in Asia and Africa, based on the original data mainly obtained by the author’s own fieldworks. The linguists at ILCAA fill the role of editors of the journal. All papers will be fully refereed by two anonymous reviewers.

AALL volume 8 will be published as an open-access electronic journal.
(The Articles will be archived in the Prometheus-academic collections of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Library.)

The aim of this journal is (i) to deepen our knowledge of individual languages, (ii) to share understanding of the huge structural varieties that exist in languages of human beings, and (iii) to contribute to developing new perspectives on typological/historical/theoretical studies.

Each volume consists of (1) results (papers) of the joint research projects of ILCAA and (2) source materials (texts, wordlists, and sketch grammars); contributions are invited to (2) (source materials).

Past editions of AALL can be downloaded from the following website:

Editorial enquiries should be addressed to edit-aall[at]
Please change [at] to @.

Editors of volume 11

  • Yamakoshi, Yasuhiro (Editor-in-chief)
  • Abe, Yuko
  • Arakawa, Shintaro
  • Hoshi, Izumi
  • Ito, Chiyuki
  • Kurebito, Tokusu
  • Kogura, Norikazu
  • Nakayama, Toshihide
  • Sawada, Hideo
  • Shiohara, Asako
  • Watanabe, Honoré

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