The goal of the World Loanword Series, coordinated by Anthony Grant, is to assemble systematic information on loanword patterns in languages from around the world, as a way of assessing lexical borrowability in a controlled way.
It is a continuation of the Loanword Typology Project, headed from 2004-2009 by Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor. Funding was provided by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. The guidelines for contributors to the World Loanword Series are based on the guidelines for the earlier project.
Specialists of individual languages who are well-versed in the language and its history can submit lexical databases and prose descriptions. The lexical databases on individual languages will be published in an electronic format, in much the same way as the World Loanword Database. The prose chapters discussing the borrowing patterns of the languages will be probably be published online, rather than in book form.