Note: I publish as "R. L. Trask".


A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology, Routledge, 1996

Towards a History of the Basque Language, John Benjamins, 1995 [co-edited with J. I. Hualde and J. Lakarra]

Language: The Basics, Routledge, 1995

Language Change, Routledge, 1994

A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics, Routledge, 1993

A Textbook of SyntaxUniversity of Sussex Cognitive Science Research Report 204, 1991

Books in Press

Historical Linguistics, Edward Arnold, to appear September 1996

The History of Basque, Routledge, to appear October 1996

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation, Penguin, to appear January 1997

Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics, Edward Arnold, to appear spring 1997

Books in Preparation

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics, Routledge

A Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics, Keele University Press

The Beginning of Language: The Origin, Evolution and Spread of Human Language, Cambridge

The Basque Language Today, Routledge [part of a series edited by me]

Student's Guide to Grammar, Committee for Linguistics in Education


`Origin and relatives of the Basque language: review of the evidence', in J. I. Hualde, J. Lakarra and R. L. Trask (eds), Towards a History of the Basque Language, John Benjamins, pp. 65-99, 1995

`On the history of the non-finite verb-forms in Basque', in the same volume, pp. 207-234, 1995

`Basque and Dene-Caucasian: A critique from the Basque side', Mother Tongue 1 (new series): 3-82, accompanied by comments from twelve discussants (pp. 83-171) and a response by me (pp. 172-201), 1995

`Basque: The search for relatives', part I, Dhumbadji! 2(1): 3-54, 1994-95; part II 2(2): 3-18, 1995

`Basque', in J. E. Asher (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, vol. 1, pp. 313-314, Pergamon

`The -n class of verbs in Basque', Transactions of the Philological Society 88: 111-128, 1990

`Why the Basque transitive verb is not passive', University of Sussex Cognitive Science Research Report 137, 1989

`El "vascorramánico', Verba: Anuario Galego de Filoloxía 15: 361-373, 1988 [with R. Wright]

`Accusativity in Basque: reply to Bossong', Linguistics 25: 395-401, 1987 [with J. Abaitua]

`On the reconstruction of pre-Basque phonology', in J. L. Melena (ed.), Symbolae Ludovico Mitxelena Septuagenario Oblatae, vol. 2, pp. 885-891, 1985

`The Basque passive: a correct description', Linguistics 23: 985-991, 1985

`-Ko atzizkia euskaraz' [`The suffix -ko in Basque'], Euskera 30: 165-173, 1985

Euskal izen sintagmaren egituraz' [`On the structure of the noun phrase in Basque'], in [no editor] Iker-2: Piarres Lafitte-ri Omenaldia, Bilbao: Euskaltzaindia, pp. 599-611, 1983

`Basque verbal morphology', in [no editor] Iker-1: Euskalarien Nazioarteko Jardunaldiak, Bilbao: Euskaltzaindia, pp. 285-304, 1981

`On the origins of ergativity', in F. Plank (ed.), Ergativity: Towards a Theory of Grammatical Relations, Academic Press, pp. 385-404, 1979

`Historical syntax and Basque verbal morphology: two hypotheses', in W. A. Douglass, R. W. Etulain and W. H. Jacobsen (eds), Anglo-American Contributions to Basque Studies: Essays in Honor of Jon Bilbao, Reno: Desert Research Institute Publications on the Social Sciences No. 13, pp. 203-217, 1977

Articles in Press

`Basque', in J. Garry (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the World's Major Languages, Henry Holt, to appear 1997

`On finding relatives for Basque: what vasconists would like to see', Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, to appear 1997

`The typological position of Basque', Language Sciences, to appear 1997

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