Emerald Language and Linguistics Program sold to Brill

(September 2012)

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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 transaction was arranged by Bertoli Mitchell acting on behalf of Emerald.

The deal 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."