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Brill Acquires Language and Linguistics List from Emerald Group Publishing

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 17 September 2012

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to acquire the Language and Linguistics titles from their extensive books portfolio, effective immediately. The list is expected to add 200,000 Euro in revenue per annum.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to acquire the Language and Linguistics titles from their extensive books portfolio. The acquisition comprises six high-quality book series including the prestigious series Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Studies in Pragmatics and Syntax and Semantics, in addition to a backlist of some 150 titles. The list is expected to add 200,000 Euro in revenue per annum.

The deal also includes established individual textbooks and reference works, especially in the field of Speech and Hearing. Among the most recognized are Fundamentals of Hearing, An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing, Psychology of Hearing, and The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition.

The acquisition fits well with Brill´s expanding publishing program in Language & Linguistics. By adding the prestigious book series, the agreement strengthens Brill’s position in theoretical linguistics, particularly in pragmatics. Brill already publishes the International Review of Pragmatics.

Vicky Williams, Director of Business Development for Emerald, notes: “We are delighted that Brill has acquired this vibrant list from Emerald. Given their expertise in this subject field, we are confident that the list will go from strength to strength.”
Brill assumes publishing responsibilities for the Language and Linguistics titles with immediate effect.

For more information on this media alert please contact Sam Bruinsma ([email protected] or + 31 71 5353 517).

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About Brill (brill.com)
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.

About Emerald (www.emeraldinsight.com)
Emerald Group Publishing Limited is a global scholarly publisher, with over 40 years’ publishing experience. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals, more than 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as an extensive range of online products and services.
Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.

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