George Cardona is an American linguist and Indologist. He is Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Along with Prof. W. Norman Brown, Prof. Ludo Rocher, Prof. Ernest Bender, Prof. Wilhelm Halbfass, and several other Sanskritists, he made the University of Pennsylvania the center of Sanskrit learning in North America. His areas of interest include Indo-European studies and Indian grammatical theory, in particular the Nyaya and Mimamsa schools. He is also known as an authority on Gujarati, for which he has been honored with membership in the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.
- Collitz Professorship of the Linguistic Society of America 1978
- Indian Linguistic Studies : Festschrift in Honor of George Cardona/edited by Madhav M. Deshpande and Peter E. Hook. Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2002, xxvi, 384 p., figs., ISBN 81-208-1885-7. 
- A Gujarati Reference Grammar, University of Pennsylvania Press. 1965.
- Pāṇini: A survey of research, Mouton & B.V. Publisher, The Hague, 1976. ISBN 978-81-208-1494-3.
- Pāṇini, His Work and its Traditions, Motilal Banarsidass 1988
- Linguistic analysis and Some Indian Traditions, Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute 1983
- Recent research in Paninian Studies, Motilal Banarsidass, 1999
- The Indo-Aryan languages, RoutledgeCurzon, 2002 ISBN 0-7007-1130-9
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