AlbanianAlbanian (consisting of the dialects Geg and Tosk) was not attested in writing until 1462, although we know it was spoken in its present location much earlier; it contains many Latin loanwords from the time of the Roman Empire.
- Camaj, M., & Fox, L. (1984). Albanian grammar: With exercises, chrestomathy, and glossaries. Wiesbaden: O. Harrassowitz.
Olin PG9523.C17 A3
The best reference grammar and textbook on Albanian written in English; difficult to use, but includes information on non-standard dialects and Old Albanian.
- Demiraj, S. (1994). Historische Grammatik der albanischen Sprache. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Olin PG9519.D47 1993z
An excellent historical grammar, apart from the section on the development from PIE to Albanian.
- Demiraj, B. (1997). Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Olin PG9583.D45x 1997 in room 501
A full etymological dictionary of native words, plus historical phonology.
- Orel, V. E. (1998). Albanian etymological dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Olin PG9583.5.O74x 1998 in room 501
The only etymological dictionary in English, but has out-of-date PIE reconstructions and omits many loanwords.