The Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory

Mother Tongue Journal is published by the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory, founded in 1986 by Hal Flemming. In the early years (1986-2003) the publication took the form of a newsletter entitled “The Long Ranger” because it focused on long range comparisons of macro language families. The Mother Tongue Journal was formally established in 1995.

Officers of ASLIP

President: Peter Norquest

Vice President: Michael Witzel

Vice President: John D. Bengtson

Secretary: Gregory Haynes

Treasurer: Alexander M. Kim

Board of Directors

Václav Blažek (Masaryk University)

John Robert Gardner (Gloucester, Mass.)

Michael Witzel (Harvard University)

Michael Puett (Harvard University)

John Bengston (Evolution of Human Language Project of the Santa Fe Institute)

Council of Fellows

Raimo Anttila (University of California, Los Angeles)

Vladimir A. Dybo (Russian Academy of Science)

Colin Renfrew (Cambridge University)

Vitaly Shevoroshkin (University of Michigan)

Irén Hegedüs (University of Pecs)

Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London)

Sydney M. Lamb (Rice University)

Christopher Ehret (University of California, Los Angeles)

George Starostin (Russian State University of Humanities)

Roger Blench (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research)

Mother Tongue Journal

Editor / Submissions: John D. Bengtson

Website administration: Gregory Haynes

Harold Crane Fleming (1926-2015)

In Memoriam

Ancient Chinese script carved in stone. Chinese Character Museum, Anyang, China. (Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)