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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.)  

John Bengtson. Basque and Its Closest Relatives: A New Paradigm. An Updated Study of the Euskaro-Caucasian (Vasco-Caucasian) Hypothesis. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Mother Tongue Press, 2017.

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.


The Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory (ASLIP) is a nonprofit organization, incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its purpose is to encourage and support the study of language in prehistory in all fields and by all means, including research on the early evolution of human language, supporting conferences, setting up a data bank, and publishing a newsletter and a journal to report these activities.