Asia-Pacific Linguistics

Asia-Pacific Linguistics (A-PL) publishes scholarly research relating to the languages of Asia, the Pacific and Australia, with a particular focus on little described languages. This includes language description and grammatical analysis, language documentation, language typology and linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, language contact, and the reconstruction of linguistic change and culture history. A-PL also publishes other materials, such as text collections and language materials for local communities.

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

Wampar–English Dictionary »

With an English–Wampar finder list

Authored by: Hans Fischer, Bettina Beer
Publication date: December 2021

This ethnographic dictionary is the result of Hans Fischer’s long-term fieldwork among the Wampar, who occupy the middle Markham Valley in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).


Rote-Meto Comparative Dictionary »

Authored by: Owen Edwards
Publication date: November 2021

This comparative dictionary provides a bottom-up reconstruction of the Rote‑Meto languages of western Timor. Rote-Meto is one low-level Austronesian subgroup of eastern Indonesia/Timor-Leste.


A Dictionary of Vurës, Vanuatu »

Authored by: Catriona Malau
Publication date: September 2021

This is a trilingual dictionary of Vurës, with meanings provided in both English and Bislama, the national language of Vanuatu. Vurës is an Oceanic language spoken on the island of Vanua Lava in Vanuatu.


Linguistic Organisation and Native Title »

The Wik Case, Australia

Publication date: September 2021

Classical Aboriginal societies in Australia have commonly been described in terms of social organisation and local organisation.


A Sketch Grammar of Pondi »

Authored by: Russell Barlow
Publication date: July 2020

This book provides the first grammatical description of Pondi, a severely endangered language spoken by fewer than 300 people, almost all of whom live in a single village in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea.