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General Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Tel: +49-221-470-2323
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

Office hours:
Tuesday 2-4 pm

(please make an appointment at the office by phone: +49-221-470-5639)

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


  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2001. Sourcebook on Tomini-Tolitoli Languages. General Information and Word Lists. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, xxii+436 pp.
    Pages 0 - 45, 46 - 99, 100 - 177, 178 - 253, 254 - 327, 328 - 389, 390 - 436
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. & John Wolff. 1999. Toratán (Ratahan). München: Lincom (Languages of the World, Materials 130), 118 pp.
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1997. Deiktikon, Artikel, Nominalphrase: Zur Emergenz syntaktischer Struktur. Tübingen: Niemeyer (Linguistische Arbeiten 362), 330 pp.
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1987. Morphosyntax und Morphologie. Die Ausrichtungsaffixe im Tagalog. München: Fink (Studien zur theoretischen Linguistik, Vol. 8), 207 pp.
    (If you are interested to receive a free copy of this book, please send a request to sprachwissenschaft(at), providing a shipping address for surface mail.)
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1983. Linking im Tagalog, M.A. thesis, LMU München, Ms. XII + 141 pp.

Edited books

  • Seifart, Frank, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts & Paul Trilsbeek (eds.). 2012. Potentials of Language Documentation Methods, Analyses and Utilization (Language Documentation & Conversation Special Publication 3). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Bowden, John, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Malcolm Ross (eds). 2010. A journey through Austronesian and Papuan linguistic and cultural space. Papers in honour of Andrew Pawley. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Gippert, Jost, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Ulrike Mosel (eds.). 2006. Essentials of language documentation (Trends in Linguistics: Studies & Monographs 178). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Adelaar, K. Alexander & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (eds.). 2005. The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar. London: Routledge, xxii+841 pp.
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. & Eva Schultze-Berndt (eds.). 2005. Secondary predication and adverbial modification. The typology of depictives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, xxv+448 pp.
  • Bisang, Walter, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Björn Wiemer (eds). 2004. What makes grammaticalization. A look from its fringes and its components. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, vi+354 pp.
  • Bowden, John & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (eds.). 2004. Papers in Austronesian dialectology and subgrouping. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Language Documentations

  • 2017
    Sonja Riesberg (ed.) in collaboration with Carmen Dawuda, Lucas Haiduck, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Kurt Malcher. A Yali (Angguruk) - German Dictionary. Wörterbuch Yali (Angguruk) - Deutsch. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.
  • 2009-2015
    Jimmi Karter Kirihio, Volker Unterladstetter, Apriani Arilaha, Freya Morigerowsky, Alexander Loch, Yusuf Sawaki & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, DobeS Wooi Documentation, DobeS Archive MPI Nijmegen.
  • 2005-2010
    Claudia Leto, Winarno S. Alamudi, Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo, Sonja Riesberg, Hasan Basri & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, DoBeS Totoli Documentation, DoBeS Archive MPI Nijmegen.
  • 2005
    • Grupu Peskiza Lian Waima’a, Hire alfabetun ene la li’a Waima’an [alphabet primer], Baucau: Publicações Matebian.
    • Maurício C.A: Belo, John Bowden & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Manu Kumu Kai-hitu [story book for teenagers/adults], Baucau: Publicações Matebian.
    • Maurício C.A: Belo, John Bowden & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Tunu kai-telu la li’a Waima’a [story book for children], Baucau: Publicações Matebian.
    • Maurício C.A: Belo, John Bowden, John Hajek, Alexandre V. Tilman & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Glosário Waima’a Caisido [5-lingual glossary, ca. 2800 entries], Baucau: Publicações Matebian.
  • 2002-2006
    Maurício C.A Belo, John Bowden, John Hajek, Alexandre V. Tilman & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, 2002-2006, DoBeS Waima'a Documentation, DoBeS Archive MPI Nijmegen.(pdf)
  • Further corpora under construction, cp. "CELD Papua" node in The Language Archive.

Refereed articles and book chapters

Handbook chapters, conference proceedings, etc.