Bibliography for seldom studied and endangered South Asian Languages
compiled by John Peterson
Institute for Scandinavian Studies, Frisian and General Lingusitics,
Department of General Linguistics
University of Kiel, Germany
with the assistance of Christian Peters, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel,
previously with the assistance of Yingying Hong, Universität Osnabrück
This bibliography is intended to help researchers of seldom studied or endangered South Asian languages in locating literature on these languages. It is also intended to be a means of letting other researchers know of new work in the field which may be of interest to them. “South Asia” here includes India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Tibet.
The main emphasis here is on recent linguistic works which may not yet be known to the larger academic community, although many older standard works have also been included as well as related non-linguistic material, where this is available.
Unforunately, works on better studied languages such as Hindi/Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Kashmiri, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada are not included in the present bibliography, as this would require a huge increase in the amount of time I spend updating this bibliography, time which I simply do not have. However, due to my own research interests, Nepali has been included and works on tribal languages in general, even if these are neither endangered nor seldom studied (e.g. Santali) have been included.
The bibliography is not complete for the languages listed. It is merely a collection of titles in these areas which have come to my attention. It is, however, constantly being updated, so corrections, suggestions and above all ADDITIONAL TITLES ARE MOST WELCOME AT ALL TIMES.
I hope that you find this bibliography useful to you in your research. If so, please share your information with others! Are your works missing here or are you aware of others’ works which you don’t find here? Then - let me know! I’ll include them in the bibliography as soon as possible!
And finally: Many thanks to all who have contributed to this website in one way or another, often sending very detailed information on relevant publications:
Gregory D.S. Anderson
Willem van Baalen
Norman G. Barrier
Arun Kumar Ghosh
Hussain Ahmad Khan
Rajat Kumar Mohanty
Jan Heegård Petersen
Khawaja A. Rehman
Ruth Laila Schmidt
Anil Kumar Singh
Udaya Narayana Singh
Tan Chye Hin
Norman H. Zide
Claus Peter Zoller
Last updated: March 16, 2015