Endangered Languages, Language Documentation, and Language Revitalization: Resources and Readings

Information about the World’s Languages and their Status

In German

Länderdaten und Amtssprachen ( https://www.laenderdaten.de/staat/amtssprachen.aspx)


Organizations and Institutes with a Focus on Endangered Languages, Language Documentation, or Revitalization





  • Austin, P. K; & Sallabank, J. (2011). Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Crystal, D. (2000). Language death. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Evans, N. (2011). Dying words: Endangered languages and what they have to tell us (Vol. 22). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Grenoble, Lenore A. & Lindsay J. Whaley (eds.) (1998). Endangered Languages: current issues and future prospects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hale, K, Krauss, M. W, Watamahogie, L., Yamamoto, A., Craig, C., Jeanne, L.M., & England, N. (1992). Endangered Languages. Language 68.1-42.
  • Krauss, M. (1992). The world’s languages in crisis. Language, 68(1), 4-10.
  • Nettle, D., & Romaine, S. (2000). Vanishing voices: the extinction of the world’s languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Pereltsvaig, A. (2012) Languages of the world: an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Assessment of Language Status






Endangered Languages in Germany



This list of links and readings was compiled for my current module on multilingualism. It contains materials from my own earlier resource lists, plus suggestions from