PhilSoc monographs

About the series

In pursuit of its charitable goals, and as funds permit, PhilSoc supports research in linguistics and philology by financing the publication of a series of original research monographs, including those whose specialised topic may fall outside the remit of commercial publishers. The series is called Publications of the Philological Society and is currently edited by Dr Melanie Green

All current members of PhilSoc are entitled to electronic access to all the publications in this series since 2016. A list of recent publications can be found on the publisher’s website under Monograph Series

In addition to electronic access, ordinary members of PhilSoc (but not Student Associates) are eligible to request one printed copy of any publications in this series published during the current or previous calendar year without charge, provided that any membership subscription due for the relevant year has been paid. Requests should be made to the Publications Secretary.

The publications for 2019 were Words derived from Old Norse in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight': An etymological survey by Richard Dance and Grammatical Number in Welsh: Diachrony and Typology by Silva Nurmio. In 2020 we published The Phonology of Classical Latin by András Cser. These titles are available electronically to all members of PhilSoc via the links.

There are several publications forthcoming in this series; details will be circulated to members by e-mail as they are released. 

How to submit a proposal

PhilSoc encourages all researchers, whether or not they are members, to submit proposals for research monographs for publication. All proposals are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Our standards are extremely high and only proposals with a very positive recommendation from the reviewers are considered for publication. Prior to submitting a proposal, potential authors should discuss it with the series editor, Dr Melanie Green.

Issue: 2020, vol. 52
András Cser
The Phonology of Classical Latin

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Issue: 2019, vol. 51
Silva Nurmio
Grammatical Number in Welsh: Diachrony and Typology

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Issue: 2019, vol. 50
Richard Dance
Words derived from Old Norse in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight': An etymological survey

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Issue: 2018, vol. 49
Hannah Gibson
Building Meaning in Context: A Dynamic Approach to Bantu Clause Structure

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Issue: 2016, vol. 48
James Costa
Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach

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Issue: 2016, vol. 47
Robert Crellin
The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek

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Issue: 2013, vol. 46
Mel Evans
The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

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Issue: 2012, vol. 45
Stephen Pax Leonard
Language, society and identity in early Iceland

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Issue: 2011, vol. 44
Nicola McLelland
J.G. Schottelius's Ausführliche Arbeit von der Teutschen Haubtsprache (1663)

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Issue: 2009, vol. 43
Lucia Loureiro-Porto
The semantic predecessors of 'need' in the history of English (c.750-1710)

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Issue: 2009, vol. 42
Kathryn Allan
Metaphor and Metonymy: A Diachronic Approach

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Issue: 2007, vol. 41
Richard Steadman-Jones
Colonialism and Grammatical Representation

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Issue: 2007, vol. 40
Melanie Green
Focus in Hausa

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Issue: 2006, vol. 39
Patrick Sims-Williams
Ancient Celtic Place-Names in Europe and Asia Minor

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Issue: 2004, vol. 38
Andrew R. Linn
Johan Storm: dhi grétest pràktikal liNgwist in dhi werld

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Issue: 2003, vol. 37
Patrick Sims-Williams
The Celtic inscriptions of Britain: phonology and chronology, c. 400--1200

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Issue: 2002, vol. 36
Keith Brown & Vivien Law (eds)
Linguistics in Britain: personal histories

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Issue: 2002, vol. 35
Angela Marcantonio
The Uralic language family: facts, myths and statistics

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Issue: 2001, vol. 34
Mari C. Jones
Jersey Norman French: a linguistic study of an obsolescent dialect

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Issue: 2000, vol. 33
Adam Ledgeway
A comparative syntax of the dialects of Southern Italy: a Minimalist approach

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Issue: 1998, vol. 32
Kersti Börjars
Feature distribution in Swedish noun phrases

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Issue: 1997, vol. 31
John Hajek
Universals of sound change in nasalization

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Issue: 1995, vol. 30
James Clackson
The linguistic relationship between Armenian and Greek (No longer available)