Brill Acquires Language and Linguistics List from Emerald Group Publishing

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 HearingAn Introduction to the Physiology of HearingPsychology 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.