Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area is a peer reviewed (refereed) journal devoted to the synchronic and diachronic study of the languages of the Southeast Asian linguistic area, especially the vast and ramified Tibeto-Burman family. In addition to Tibeto-Burman, articles have appeared on all the major language families of mainland Southeast Asia (see Cumulative Index and the individual tables of contents).

LTBA was founded in 1974, and has been in continuous publication ever since, attracting contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field.

ISSN: 0731-3500
Library of Congress No.: 82-640813
OCLC No.: 4790670

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Subscriptions to LTBA are now handled by the John Benjamins Publishing Company. This change has been in effect since Volume 37.1/April 2014. Please visit their website to order your subscription online:

We have ceased to operate our online payment system for the purchase of LTBA back issues online. Purchase of back issues with payment by cheque is still available. Please write to more details.

As of 26 September 2014, we still have the following back issues:

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29.2   32 
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LAST UPDATED: 2014.09.26

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LTBA is also available on line from the Informit e-Library service for a separate subscription fee. The purchase of single articles is also possible from Informit.