Journal Mandenkan

ISSN: 0752-5443

Electronic ISSN: 2104-371X

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Style sheet

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of Mandenkan Journal

List of readers (anonymous reading)

Editorial board page

The Mande Area

The Mande language group constitutes a branch of the Niger-Congo language phylum. The Mande area extends across several countries in West Africa, i.e., essentially, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso.


Mandenkan is a journal specialising on the study of Mande linguistics of all domains. It was founded in 1981 and occurs annually. An electronic version of all issues is available online. The paper version is distributed free of charge to research centres and universities in the field of study as well as to specialists who have no internet access. The publication of Mandenkan is financed by LLACAN and INALCO. The editor-in-chief is Valentin Vydrine.

Mandenkan accepts articles in French and English on all aspects of Mande linguistics from a diachronic, typological or descriptive perspective. We also publish original data from language corpora, especially of little known languages. The articles have to be submitted in electronic format and in accordance with the style sheet. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer review.

Editorial board

  • Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn (Bayreuth)
  • GĂ©rard Dumestre (Paris)
  • Christopher Green (Syracuse, US)
  • Dmitry Idiatov (Paris)
  • Maria Konoshenko (Moscow)
  • Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College, US)
  • Elena Perekhvalskaya (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Aby SangarĂ© (Abidjan)
  • Henning Schreiber (Hamburg)
  • Valentin Vydrine (Paris)

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