• Thomason and Kaufman’s 1988 book Language contact, creolization, and genetic linguistics had a stimulating effect on the fields of comparative and descriptive linguistics and inspired a number of studies on various topics related to language contact: the relationship between typology and language contact; the effect of language contact on a language’s genetically inherited characteristics, and work on mixed and endangered languages.


    • It was developed by Bettina Zeisler, within the framework of the DFG project "Evidentiality, epistemic modality, and speaker attitude in Ladakhi -Modality and the interface for semantics, pragmatics, and grammar"

      "This questionnaire has been developed primarily for the Tibetic languages, and is, in its initial stage, biased towards the Ladakhi dialects. In order to make it more universally applicable to Tibetic-type systems I should greatly welcome input from researchers around the world." (Zeisler, 2016: 1)


    • " The earliest version of this word list was created by Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, directed at that time by Georges Cœdès). The EFEO printed this list as a leaflet which was entrusted to civil servants of the colonial administration (Questionnaire linguistique, Hanoi: Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient, 1938), aiming at extensive coverage of language varieties. The investigation was launched in 1938. Filled leaflets were gradually gathered at EFEO in Hanoi, until the process was interrupted by the war (in 1940).


    • This verb list is extracted from a volume of word lists edited by Austin Hale. The volume was dedicated to a comparison of the languages of Nepal, and the words are presented in English, Nepali and then in a few minority languages of Nepal (Jirel, Sherpa, Sunwar, Khaling, Newari, Chepang). The volume can be found at the following URL:


    • Ce kit a été conçu dans le cadre de recherches doctorales (contrat doctoral ED3LA) visant à la réalisation d’une grammaire de la langue stieng. La thèse, soutenue en 2014, a été réalisée au laboratoire DDL (UMR 5596, CNRS), sous la co-direction de Colette Grinevald et Scott Delancey (University of Oregon). Les séjours de terrain ont bénéficié du soutien du Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), de l’Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient (EFEO) ainsi que du labex ASLAN.


    • "This questionnaire was originally compiled for the 2000 East Nusantara Linguistics Workshop, held 21-23 July 2000 at the Australian National University, Canberra. The questionnaire was distributed to participants who were asked to complete it and submit their responses to the organisers prior to the workshop. The completed responses formed the basis for discussion in a day-long session. The questionnaire is based on features known or thought to occur in the languages of the East Nusantara region, which includes eastern Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua." (Florey, 2006: 1)


    • It is intended to assist researchers in writing grammatical sketches of languages related to Persian.