Linguistic Bibliography

Bibliographie Linguistique

The Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique is the annual bibliography of linguistics published by the Permanent International Committee of Linguists under the auspices of the International Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies of UNESCO. With a tradition of sixty-five years, the Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliography in the field. It covers all branches of linguistics, both theoretical and descriptive, from all geographical areas, including lesser known and extinct languages, with particular attention to the many endangered languages of the world. Up-to-date information is guaranteed by the collaboration of some forty-five contributing specialists from all over the world. With over 20,000 titles arranged according to a detailed state-of-the-art classification, the Linguistic Bibliography remains the standard reference book for every scholar of language and linguistics. The Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique is also available online where its updated monthly with hundreds of new records. The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Editorial Board

Advisory Board: Prof. Willem Adelaar (University of Leiden, The Netherlands) Prof. Peter Austin (SOAS/ELAP, London, United Kingdom) Prof. Bernard Comrie (MPI/EVA, Leipzig, Germany and the University of California Santa Barbara, USA) Prof. William Croft (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA) Prof. Christian Lehmann (University of Erfurt, Germany)


Linguists and scholars studying the individual languages or language families. Scholars and institutions who like to keep abreast of publications in the field of endangered languages and minority languages.

Review Quote

"The merits of the Linguistic Bibliography cannot be underestimated since its reliability and precision and the ample information it provides are unsurpassed". E.F.K. Koerner, Historiographia Linguistica, 4:2/3 (2007) "The Permanent International Committee of Linguists and publisher Brill deserve our wholehearted praise for continuing and enhancing this splendid annual - essential for university libraries either in print or online - and for the welcome developments to the online service. Bravo!" H.G.A. Hughes, Corwen, UK in Reference Reviews, 23/7 (2009)