The Paris-based Institut de linguistique française (ILF) has signed a partnership agreement with De Gruyter for the publication of the Grande Grammaire Historique du Français, among other works. The most comprehensive documentation of the history of the French language to be undertaken in a century, the publication is major research project of the ILF.
"This partnership agreement is a huge step forward. De Gruyter and the ILF both want to make excellent scholarship visible internationally to the widest possible audience – the agreement will advance this goal," says Dr. Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter.
Prof. Franck Neveu, the Director of the IFL, remarked: “The Grande Grammaire Historique du Français is innovative in its approach to the history of the French language and will be a standard reference work in coming decades. De Gruyter is the ideal partner for us, thanks to the strength of its publication activities in linguistics and romance philology."
The agreement also provides for the realization of additional joint projects. Prof. Franck Neveu will launch a scientific monograph series. The ILF will also collaborate in the production of a new handbook series on French linguistics. All of the works will appear under the De Gruyter Mouton imprint, which has been the trade name for De Gruyter’s publications in international linguistics since the 1970s.
The Institut de linguistique française is the umbrella organization for 20 research centers in French linguistics and is operated by the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).