Records written in Tocharian A and B were discovered in the early 20th century in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of western China. It is not known exactly who the Tocharians were or when the languages became extinct.
  • Adams, D. Q. (1988). Tocharian historical phonology and morphology. New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society.
    Olin + P925.A21 in room 501

    Somewhat difficult to use.

  • Adams, D. Q. (2013). A dictionary of Tocharian B (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    available online

    Includes most known words in Tocharian B with etymologies, example contexts, morphological forms, and chronological notes.

  • Krause, W., & Thomas, W. (1960). Tocharisches elementarbuch. Heidelberg: C. Winter.
    Olin P911.T6 K91 in room 501

    The standard Tocharian reference grammar, containing texts and a glossary.

  • Ringe, D. A. (1996). On the chronology of sound changes in Tocharian. New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society.
    Olin + P925.R58 1996 in room 501

    Up-to-date technical work on Tocharian historical phonology.

  • Tocharian and Indo-European Studies.

    A journal that appears irregularly and features the work of many prominent Tocharologists.