Books Published by ASLIP Members

This page is under development. As a service to our readers, and in order to facilitate the sharing of information that may be of interest to them, we offer the following list of books written by our members. ASLIP members who would like to nominate their books for inclusion here should contact the Secretary by email.

Václav Blažek, in collaboration with Michal Schwarz and Ondřej Srba. Altaic Languages: History of Research, Survey, Classification and a Sketch of Comparative Grammar. Brno: Masaryk University, 2019. (Online publication.)  

E.J. Michael Witzel. The Origins of the World’s Mythologies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Gregory Haynes. Tree of Life, Mythical Archetype. San Francisco: Symbolon Press, 2009.

John D. Bengtson, Ed. In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology in honor of Harold Crane Fleming. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008.

Harold C. Fleming. Ongota: A Decisive Language in African Prehistory. (Aethiopistische Forschungen, Band 64.) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2006.

Václav Blažek. Numerals: Comparative-Etymological analyses of numeral systems and their implications. Brno: Masaryk University, 1999.

Merritt Ruhlen. The Origin of Language. Tracing the evolution of the mother tongue. New York: John Wiley, 1994a.

Merritt Ruhlen. On the Origin of Languages. Studies in linguistic taxonomy. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1994b.

Merritt Ruhlen. A Guide to the World’s Languages, Volume 1: Classification. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987.

Peter Norquest. A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Hlai. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015.

Hegedűs, Irén, Peter A. Michalove, and Alexis Manaster Ramer, eds. 1997. IndoEuropean, Nostratic, and Beyond: Festschrift for Vitalij V. Shevoroshkin. (Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph 22.) Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man.

Hegedűs, Irén, and Paul Sidwell, eds. 2004. Nostratic Centennial Conference: the Pécs Papers. Pécs: Lingua Franca Group.

Key, Mary Ritchie (ed.). 1991. Language change in South American Indian languages. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Key, Mary Ritchie & Comrie, Bernard (eds.) 2015. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Lamb, Sydney M., & E. Douglas Mitchell (Eds.). 1991. Sprung from Some Common Source: Investigations into the Prehistory of Languages. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Bengtson, John D. 2021. Basque and its Closest Relatives: A New Paradigm. An Updated Study of the Euskaro-Caucasian (Vasco-Caucasian) Hypothesis. (Language in Prehistory Series, no, 1.) Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press.

Bomhard, Allan. 2021. A Comprehensive Introduction to Nostratic Comparative Linguistics (4th revised, corrected, and expanded edition 2021). Link below.

Marble plate inscribed with an ancient South Arabian script about Christianity. From Yemen, 6th century CE. Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.