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Sources for Background Information


Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Core and Additional Databases

Core and Additional Databases

  • LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) 1973- The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Documents indexed include journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online (Brill)  the most comprehensive bibliography in the field. It is unique in its extensive coverage of non-Indo-European and lesser-known Indo-European languages, with special attention paid to endangered and extinct languages. Covers all disciplines of theoretical linguistics, both general and language specific. The online edition contains all entries of the printed volumes as of 1993-
    LBO User Guide
    Advanced Search and Search tips and tricks
  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature , the online version of the Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL), is one of the major sources of information on the internet for general linguistics with all its neighbouring disciplines and subdomains as well as English, German and Romance linguistics. Other languages are also covered to a smaller extent. The bibliography lists journal articles, articles of conference proceedings, and other collective works as well as monographs, dissertations, and Festschrifts. Coverage: 1971+
    How to use BLL 
  • Ethnologue : languages of the World : The Ethnologue is an encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 7,111 known living languages.
  • ERIC
  • MLA Bibliography 1963-
  • ProQuest Research Library
  • Oxford bibliographies. Linguistics.
  • Thesis and Dissertations

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