M. Paul Lewis


7500 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX  75236
+1 972 708 7432



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Selected publications

Simons, Gary F., and M. Paul Lewis. To appear. The world's languages in crisis: A 20 year update. In Reem Khamis-Dakwar and Karen Froud (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Linguistics Symposium: Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation, and Revitalization, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 20–22 October, 2011. University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee.

Lewis, M. Paul. 2012. Documenting linguistic diversity: Challenges and opportunities. In Seino van Breugel (ed.), Proceedings of the Thammasat International Symposium on Language and Linguistics 2011, Bangkok, Thailand, 23 September, 58–82. Thammasat University: Bangkok.

Lewis, M. Paul. 2012. How many languages are there in the world? In Eric M. Rickerson and Barry Hilton (eds.), The five minute linguist: Bite-sized essays on language and languages. 2nd edition. London: Equinox.

Lewis, M. Paul, and Gary F. Simons. 2010. Assessing endangerment: Expanding Fishman’s GIDS. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 55(2):103–120. www.lingv.ro/resources/scm_images/RRL-02-2010-Lewis.pdf

Lewis, M. Paul, ed. 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the world, 16th edition. Dallas: SIL International.

Lewis, M. Paul. 2008. Evaluating endangerment: Proposed metadata and implementation. In Kendall King, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Lyn Fogle, Jia Lou, and Barbara Soukup (eds.), Sustaining linguistic diversity: Endangered and minority languages and language varieties, 35–49. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Lewis, M. Paul, and Barbara K. Trudell. 2008. Language cultivation in contexts of multiple community languages. In Bernard Spolsky and Francis M. Hult (eds.), The handbook of educational linguistics, 266–279. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lewis, M. Paul. 2001. K'iche': A Study in the Sociology of Language. SIL Publications in Sociolinguistics 6. Dallas: SIL International.

Lewis, M. Paul, and Gloria Kindell, eds. 2000. Assessing ethnolinguistic vitality: Theory and practice. SIL Publications in Sociolinguistics 3. Dallas: SIL International.

Publications in SIL International Bibliography