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Brill Set to Publish The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 9 August 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, further expands its portfolios in Language and Linguistics and Literature and Cultural Studies with The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies (YWMLS), formerly published by the Modern Humanities Research Association (Cambridge, UK). Founded in 1930, The Year’s Work seeks to be the most comprehensive critical bibliography on new scholarship in the fields of European languages, linguistics, literature and film, except for English Studies.

Professor Malcolm Cook, Chairman of the Modern Humanities Research Association, comments: “We have been proud to publish The Year’s Work since 1930, during which time it has become established as a leading bibliography in its field. Brill’s experienced publishing team, and international presence, will ensure this reputation is sustained for many years to come.”

Paul Scott and Graeme Dunphy, general editors of the Yearbook, comment: “We are delighted at this new phase in the publication of the YWMLS. Like the MHRA, Brill has a long and proven commitment to the Humanities and to research. As the editors of the French & Occitan and the German sections of the periodical, we look forward to continuing our work as general editors.”

Sam Bruinsma, Brill’s Senior VP Business Development, comments: “Brill is delighted to add this prestigious periodical to our growing list of journals. It is a perfect fit with our current Linguistics and Literature lists, which already include the Linguistic Bibliography. We owe thanks to the MHRA for the smooth transfer of The Year’s Work to Brill.”

The Year’s Work will continue under the editorial direction of Graeme Dunphy (Würzburg-Schweinfurt) and Paul Scott (University of Kansas). Volume 77 will be published by Brill early 2017 and, together with the back volumes, will be made available through Brill’s Books and Journals platform ( More information on the journal and pricing can be found at:

For more information on this title transfer, contact Sam Bruinsma at Brill, [email protected], T: +31 (0)71 5353 517.

For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954.

About MHRA
The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) is a charity which was founded in Cambridge, England, in 1918 and has become an international organization with members in all parts of the world. Its purpose is to encourage and promote advanced study and research in the field of the modern Humanities, especially modern European languages and literature (including English). It is concerned to break down the barriers between scholars working in different disciplines and to maintain the unity of humanistic scholarship in the face of increasing specialization. The Association fulfils this purpose primarily through the publication of journals, bibliographies, monographs and other aids to research. For more information, please visit

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. 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 more information, visit

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