Marc Lowenthal

Acquisitions Editor

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Marc acquires books for the Linguistics and Language list at the MIT Press. Although the list has been historically focused on professional monographs in the field of theoretical linguistics by both established names as well as new and developing scholars in the field (which will continue to be a focus), he is currently seeking to expand the presence of both trade titles and textbooks on the list. He also handles some of the distribution publishers under the MIT Press umbrella, such as Semiotext(e), and Goldsmiths Press, and is interested in bringing in other such likeminded entities into the fold for North American and International distribution. Marc can be reached at

Notable Acquisitions:

A Brief History of the Verb “To Be” by Andrea Moro, Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Attitudes and Movements in Use Throughout the World by François Caradec, Why Only Us: Language and Evolution by Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky, Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto by Mark Polizzotti, The Book by Amaranth Borsuk, “And”: Conjunction, Reduction Redux by Barry Schein, Communism for Kids by Bini Adamczak, A Brief History of Feminism by Patu and Antje Schrupp, The Agony of Eros by Byung-Chul Han, Imaginary Languages: Myths, Utopias, Fantasies, Fancies, and Linguistic Fictions by Marina Yaguello, The Walls Have the Floor: Mural Journal, May ’68 edited by Julien Besançon