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General Linguistics
Department for Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne, Germany

Tel: +49-221-470-5639
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

E-Mail: asi[at]uni-koeln[dot]de



  • Aung Si. 2020. Solega-English Dictionary. Bangalore: Aditya Printers.

  • Aung Si. 2016. The Traditional Ethnobiological Knowledge of the Solega – A Linguistic Perspective. Cham: Springer Verlag

Book Chapters

  • Aung Si. 2018. Honeybees in the life and religion of the people of Arnhem Land, Australia. In Thiemo Beyer & Thomas Widlok (eds.), The situationality of human-animal interactions, 185-202. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

  • Aung Si. 2017. The semantics of honeybee terms in Solega (Dravidian). In Zhengdao Ye (ed.), The semantics of nouns, 221-245. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Aung Si & F. Deklin. 2015. Coral gardens of the Dumo people of Papua New Guinea: a preliminary account. In N. M. Narchi and L.L. Price (eds.), Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs. Cham: Springer Verlag.


  • Aung Si & Aung Kyawphyo. 2023. Patterns in fish naming ability in two fishing communities of Myanmar. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 19, 34. DOI:
  • Frye, Henrike, Shirley Balar & Aung Si. 2022. Experiences with remote linguistic-ethnobiological fieldwork on bird names in the Qaqet language of Papua New Guinea. Language Documentation & Conservation 16. 341-363.
  • Aung Si & Ellison, Mark T. 2022. Inter-individual differences in Hindi–English code-switching: A quantitative approach. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI:
  • Ellison, Mark T. & Aung Si. 2021. A quantitative analysis of age-related differences in Hindi-English code-switching. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI:
  • Agnihotri, S., Madegowda, C. and Aung Si. 2021. Tiger becomes termite hill: Soliga/Solega perceptions of wildlife interactions and ecological change. Frontiers in Conservation Science. DOI:

  • Aung Si. 2020. Patterns in the transmission of traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Arnhem Land, Australia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 16(52). DOI:

  • Aung Si and Stef Spronck. 2019. Solega defenestration: The grammar of underspecified perspective shift in Solega. Pragmatics 29(2). 277-301.

  • Aung Si. 2019. Flora-fauna loanwords in Arnhem Land and beyond - an ethnobiological approach. Australian Journal of Linguistics 39(2). 202-256.

  • Aung Si and Margaret Carew. 2018. Stingless honeybee (sugarbag)naming, identification and conceptualization in Arnhem Land – a lexicographic approach. Australian Journal of Linguistics 38(4). 519-548.

  • Turpin, Myfany & Aung Si. 2017. Edible insect larvae in Kaytetye: their nomenclature and significance. Journal of Ethnobiology 37(1). 120-140.

  • Aung Si. 2016. The potential for flora-fauna wordlists to contribute to biodiversity research: Myanmar birds as a case study. Languages 1(12).

  • Aung Si & M. Turpin. 2015. The importance of insects in Australian Aboriginal society: a dictionary survey. Ethnobiol. Letters 6(1). 175-182.

  • Aung Si. 2014. Sketch grammar of Danau. In Matthias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.), The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages, 1104-1141. Leiden: Brill.

  • Deklin, F. & Aung Si. 2014. Ex-situ documentation of ethnobiology. Language Documentation & Conservation 8. 788-809.

  • Aung Si & S. Agnihotri. 2014. Solega placenames and their ecological significance. Anthropological Linguistics 56(3-4). 389-414.

  • Pahl, Mario, Aung Si & Shaowu W. Zhang. 2013. Numerical cognition in bees and other insects. Frontiers in Psychology 4. 162.

  • Aung Si. 2013. Aspects of honeybee natural history according to the Solega. Ethnobiolology Letters 4. 76-84.

  • Zhang, S. W., Aung Si & M. Pahl. 2012. Visually-guided decision-making in honeybees. Frontiers in Neuroscience 6. 88.

  • Agnihotri, S. & Aung Si. 2012. Solega ethno-ornithology. Journal of Ethnobiology 32(3). 185-211.

  • Aung Si. 2011. Biology in language documentation. Language Documentation & Conservation 5. 169-186. 

  • Aung Si. 2010. A diachronic investigation of Hindi-English code-switching, using Bollywood film scripts. International Journal of Bilingualism 15(4). 388-407.

  • Gross, H., M. Pahl, Aung Si, H. Zhu, J. Tautz & S. W. Zhang. 2009. Number-based visual generalization in the honeybee. PLOS One 4(1).

  • Su, S., F. Cai, Aung Si, S. W. Zhang, J. Tautz & S. Chen. 2008. East learns from west: Asiatic honeybees can understand dance language of European honeybees. PLOS One 3(6). e2365.

  • Narendra, A., Aung Si, D. Sulikowski & K. Cheng. 2007. Learning, retention and coding of nest-associated visual cues by the Australian desert ant. Melophorus bagoti. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61(10). 1543-1553.

  • Aung Si, S. W. Zhang & R. Maleszka. 2006. Effects of caffeine on olfactory and visual learning in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 82. 664–672.

  • Zhang, S. W., F. Bock, Aung Si, J. Tautz & M. V. Srinivasan. 2005. Visual working memory in decision making by honeybees. PNAS 102(14). 5250-5255.

  • Tautz, J., S. W. Zhang, J. Spaethe, A. Brockmann, Aung Si & M. V. Srinivasan. 2004. Honeybee odometry: performance in varying natural terrain. PLOS Biology 2(7). 915-923.

  • Aung Si, P. Helliwell & R. Maleszka. 2004. Effects of NMDA receptor antagonists on olfactory learning and memory in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 77. 191-197.

  • Aung Si, M. V. Srinivasan & S. W. Zhang. 2003. Honeybee navigation: Properties of the visually driven ‘odometer’. Journal of Experimental Biology 206(8). 1265-1273.

  • Aung Si, O. Bellwood & C. G. Alexander. 2002. Evidence for filter-feeding by the wood-boring isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans (Crustacea: Peracarida). Journal of Zoology 256(4). 463-472.

  • Aung Si, C. G. Alexander & O. Bellwood. 2000. Habitat partitioning by two wood-boring invertebrates in Stuart Creek, North Queensland. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 80(6). 1131-1132.

Non-academic publications