Linguistics Bibliography

Jonathan M. Weber 14 December 2005

Introduction: The Collection 1 Encyclopediae and Subject Dictionaries 2 Dictionaries, Grammars, and Encyclopediae of English 3 Foreign-Language Dictionaries and Grammars 4 Indexing, Abstracting, and Citation Sources 5 Journals and Other Periodicals 6 Directories, Handbooks, and Guides 7 Statistical Resources and Atlases 8 Web Resources 9 Bibliographies and Bibliographic Reviews 10 Subject Works Subject Index 2 3 10 16 19 23 25 28 30 37 39 44


Introduction: The Collection
De Vries College1 is a small, private liberal arts college in the Midwest with a population of roughly 2,000 undergraduates and 150 faculty. The college has recently received an endowment for a professorship in linguistics, and has hired a nationally renowned scholar in the field to fill the position. The professor intends to set up an interdisciplinary program offering a “concentration” in linguistics. (De Vries’ concentrations are similar in requirements to a minor, but fall outside or across the traditional disciplinary departments of the College.) The endowment includes seed money and a continuing acquisitions budget to develop a library collection in this area. The Linguistics program builds on existing language programs in the areas of Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin), Asian Studies (Japanese and Chinese), German, French, and Hispanic Languages (Spanish and Portuguese). These languages and their literatures are taught in the departments, and the library currently has materials to support learning and scholarship in these languages. In addition to the languages in the formal curriculum, there is faculty interest in languages and linguistics in the following departments and research areas: • Religion (Hebrew language) • History (German and Russian languages) • French (Italian language) • Sociology & Anthropology (sociolinguistics, dialect, fieldwork) • Computer Science and Mathematics (natural language processing, statistics of language) • Philosophy (philosophy of language)
1 De Vries College is fictional. It is based in part on Kalamazoo College, and this scenario in particular is based on the author’s experience in the development of an interdisciplinary program there (although in a different subject field). The example is also based partly on Macalester College, which has a slightly larger student body and has a small linguistics program.


Part of the focus of the Linguistics program will be to consider these disparate interests and build a curriculum that will appeal to students majoring in other departments who are concentrating in Linguistics or interested in taking one or two classes. Additionally, the Linguistics program will include a Language Instruction Center which will offer courses in non-major languages (interest has been shown in Hebrew, Russian, and Italian), as well as one or more courses on teaching English as a second language. The items in this bibliography constitute the core of the new Linguistics reference collection.


Encyclopediae and Subject Dictionaries

These encyclopediae and subject dictionaries cover linguistics in general, specific areas of linguistics, or languages. 1.1. Asher, R. E., ed. Encyclopedia of Languages and Linguistics. First edn. (Pergamon Press, 1994). 10vv. 5644pp. index. illus. bibliog. With more than 2,000 articles, this is by far the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia of linguistics, intended for a wide audience including undergraduate students, although the accessibility varies considerably across articles. The articles cover linguistics, individual languages, and interdisciplinary and allied areas which sometimes range far afield (‘Bats, acoustic behavior’). Articles are all signed and include bibliographies, and a good number have examples and illustrations. The final volume consists of a number of useful features, including a glossary, with cross-references and indications of the fields of study in which the term is used; a directory of the world’s languages, based on the Ethnologue —less comprehensive than that work but still useful (see 7.1); a list of major English-language linguistics journals; lists of abbreviations, symbols, and the IPA Alphabet; a list of contributors with their affiliations and the articles authored; an index of names; and finally, an expansive subject index with cross-references including translations of foreignlanguage terms. 3

1.2. Baker, Mona, ed. Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (London: Routledge, 1997). 1v. 654pp. index. bibliog. This encyclopedia covers an area of applied linguistics and linguistics research that is not covered in great extent elsewhere. It is divided into two parts. The first is an encyclopedia on translation studies generally, arranged alphabetically with signed articles with bibliographies. The second part covers the history and traditions of translation and interpretation across many languages and cultures, including biographies of important figures in each area. An index to names and subjects is included. 1.3. Bussmann, Hadumod. Gregory P. Trauth and Kerstin Kazzazi, trans. Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (London: Routledge, 1996). 1v. 530pp. bibliog. This work incorporates entries both for linguistic terms as well as for individual languages, similar to Crystal’s The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages (see 1.10), but this work is more scholarly and assumes more familiarity with the subject matter. It also includes highlighted headwords in definitions for cross-referencing, and further includes bibliographies for many entries, some extensive. A translation of an original work in German, a team of editors and translators updated the terminology, examples, and bibliographies for North American audiences. 1.4. Byram, Michael, ed. Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (London: Routledge, 2000). 1v. 714pp. index. bibliog. This encyclopedia covers language teaching in detail, an area of applied linguistics which is often somewhat neglected in scholarly treatments of linguistics. It features signed articles which are accessible to a general audience, but detailed enough to be satisfying to serious students and scholars. Cross-references are copious and the layout is attractive and readable. Extensive bibliographies and lists of further reading are included, as is an extensive index. 4

eds. Collins. index. writing system. This dictionary of languages contains entries on over 1. and illus5 . Articles cover not only linguistics and related subject fields. The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World (New York: Facts on File.7. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Though titled an “atlas”. Although an index is not included. 1854pp.000 languages. the alphabetical arrangement and a handy crossreferenced list of language names in the first volume adequately aid location. but also a number of entries on languages and language groups. illus. George L. The final volume includes a list of entries separated into topic areas. 2502pp. All articles are signed. 1. Stephen Matthews. 1996). longer articles include bibliographies.6. and Maria Polinsky. While still appropriate for students and scholars. 1. With approximately half the number of entries as the tenvolume work by Asher. (Oxford: Oxford University Press. being in its second edition. 224pp. a directory of contributors. but is more up-to-date and more refined. ed. morphology and syntax. as well as several articles on language groups and writing systems. Comrie. phonology. (London: Routledge. Christopher. and subjects. Campbell. Second edn. Compendium of the World’s Languages.5. and an extensive index of personal names. biblio. The introduction to the set includes uncommonly helpful insights into the arrangement and intended use of the work. language names. 2000). Bernard. index. bibliog. and most include an example bible verse in the language and its script. 1v. and there are a generous number of illustrations and cross-references. 2vv. illus. photographs. bibliog. 2003). Second edn. this encyclopedia is somewhat less comprehensive in scope. this work includes not only maps. but also gorgeous drawings.1. Each entry includes information on the language and its speakers. this work assumes more familiarity with the vocabulary and subject matter. 4vv.

but they are treated in great depth by authorities. 1987). (Blackwell. Although what constitutes a “major” language is open to interpretation (some languages with relatively few speakers are included. language and country entries. bibliog. even Latin. ———.8. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Accessible to undergraduates but also valuable for scholars. incorporating around 4. Crystal. 428pp.) It is extensive. and the rich detail of articles is wonderful. 1. Incorporating linguistic terms. index. Only fifty “major” languages are included in this work. Headwords used in definitions are typeset in small caps. 1v. 1.5.3) and Crystal’s other dictionary focusing exclusively on linguistic terminology (1. This mature work is considered a standard dictionary of linguistic terms.trations of scripts of languages from around the world.9). illus. Fourth edn. 1992). ed. 1. 1025pp. also for general audiences. but the definitions are accessible and complement the more technical dictionary by Bussmann (see 1. ———. this work is for a general audience and gives a nice introduction to the history and development of languages. Organized geographically. 1v. The World’s Major Languages (New York: Oxford University Press. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages (Oxford: Blackwell.9. this dictio6 . David.10. and complements Findlay’s treatment of contemporary languages and cultures (1.14).000 terms. 1v. with lengthy descriptive articles and suggestions for further reading. and coverage is generally heavy on European languages). providing exhaustive but unobtrosive cross-references. illus.11). Like other works (1. 1. the choices have been carefully considered. this work contains descriptive articles on languages. 426pp. 1997). and biographical and organization entries. (It does not contain information on individual languages or on allied fields.

1v. see Campbell (1. 1v. It includes a number of illustrations of original scripts in the writing systems. illus. 7 . and subjects. 1998). illus. Dalby. eds.7). 734pp. Peter T. Daniels. This volume is an excellent beginning guide to the world’s languages and language families. Articles are signed and include extensive bibliographies. some illustrations. 1996). giving descriptions of the language and its speakers.11. 1. An index includes contributors. Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages (New York: Columbia University Press. names. It also includes writing systems that have not yet been deciphered or have only been partially deciphered and describes the research process for examining them. less scholarly audience than Bussmann’s (see 1. index. The World’s Writing Systems (New York: Oxford University Press. The work includes extensive cross-references. Andrew. languages. For a more academic treatment of a dictionary of languages.3). illustrated with maps and samples of writing systems. 920pp. It is intended to be a “one-stop source” for answers to ready-reference linguistic and language questions. Entries also include examples of passages or poetry in the language and the numerals one to ten.12. It covers a wide variety of languages in a user-friendly layout with articles of one to several pages. 1. bibliog.5) or Comrie (1.nary is intended for a wider. and pronunciations. The work is arranged geographically and includes transcriptions of writing systems into the Roman alphabet as well as into the International Phonetic Alphabet and describes how the writing system represents the languages to which it is applied. index. This comprehensive source details writing systems. and William Bright.

380pp. and concepts of linguistics and related disciplines. 1v. Johnson. etc. trans. There are numerous cross-references and a surprisingly extensive and useful index for a work of this size and level. Keith and Helen Johnson. index. though no topics are explored very deeply.). However. The articles are all written by Findlay and some include short bibliographies. Although it is called a dictionary and provides definitions for about 800 terms. with a few longer articles.13. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics: A Handbook for Language Teaching (Oxford: Blackwell. the arrangement of this work into themed sections limits its use as a book of definitions. Language and Communication: A CrossCultural Encyclopedia. Encyclopedias of the Human Experience (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 389pp. with bibliographies. methods. 1.9) do not cover applied linguistics (e. and the translator has commendably substituted English-language publications for the French where possible. This dictionary fills an important role in defining terms specific to this field. This short work assumes no previous knowledge and is highly accessible..15. Other dictionaries (see 1. 1. many cross-references. bibliog.1. language teaching. Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Sciences of Language (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. eds. 229pp. translation. Ducrot. providing definitions of several paragraphs to several pages. bibliog. 1v. bibliog.g. index. Michael Shaw. Extensive. 8 . The short articles read much like a glossary with a few paragraphs of explanation. helpful bibliographies are included. fields. 1v. 1998). illus. Findlay. this organization yields excellent overviews of schools. and an extensive index. Because of its age. it does lack discussion of some current topics. 1979). 1. index. 1998).3. Catherine Porter. signed. It provides an excellent introductory overview of a number of topics in languages and communication using examples from cultures around the world.14. Oswald and Tzvetan Todorov.

arranged alphabetically. like other language encyclopediae (1. Kirsten. Woodard. for linguistics and grammar terms. Stammerjohann. bibliog.11) covers only modern languages (with a few exceptions. 2004). This work fills a niche between Ducrot (1.. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.5. Roger D. such as Latin). 1996). Larger and more up-to-date than Ducrot. This most comprehensive work of biographical descriptions of linguists and others in the history of linguistics covers only deceased figures. and a limited bibliography.13) and the more extensive encyclopediae by Asher (1. ed.1. Harro. This works treats comprehensively all known languages before the fall of the Roman Empire. Malmkjær.1) and Collins (1. 9 . 1. and for language names. 1991).16. 1162pp. 1v. but may be more accessible for undergraduates for many purposes. 1. it is arranged alphabetically and is more comprehensively indexed. 1. Articles are signed and provide bibliographies. and are signed by the author. ed.6). 1047pp. Lexicon Grammaticorum: Who’s Who in the History of World Linguistics (T¨ ubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 1v. This encyclopedia of languages covers ancient languages from across the world.500 figures. description of work and its importance to the field. Articles of one paragraph to several columns are included on over 1. It is less encompassing than the large multi-volume encyclopediae. It is similar in depth to Comrie (1. illus. and indices are provided for general subjects. bibliog.18) but Comrie. ed. index. The Linguistics Encyclopedia (London: Routledge. Entries are signed and include bibliographies. 575pp. index. bibliog. Entries contain a short biography. 1v.18.17.

2. and homonyms from The American Heritage Dictionary. (vv.777 informants in 1.800 questions administered by fieldworkers to 2. This dictionary complements Spears (2.. it usefully includes usage notes. etc. The American Heritage English as a Second Language Dictionary (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Several cover regional variations and idioms of English.2. but several of these will be useful to native English-speakers and scholars as well. 1991. MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. as well as many example sentences (though not as thoroughly as Spears) and illustrations. A number are aimed at learners of English as a second language.000 entries. The grammars of English included here are scholarly descriptive grammars. illus.1. 1998). Boehmer. Cassidy. semantics. The first three volumes. and 1997. although specific titles (focusing on specific regions or cultural groups) have been eschewed in favor of broad works to keep this list reasonably short. issued in 1985.2 Dictionaries. Dictionary of American Regional English (Cambridge. 2. compiling regional language across the United States. This massive work. 4–5 forthcoming) illus. 3vv. Kathleen Sand. dialect. 991pp. includes all manner of nonstandard words. and Encyclopediae of English The following items are dictionaries of English outside the standard desk and unabridged dictionaries of English the library collection already contains. expressions. including historical dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary. ed. are very important. synonyms. 1v. Grammars. rather than the prescriptive style guides found in every collection. ed. The data were collected using a questionnaire of over 1. English resources for the study of syntax. and metaphors.000 communities across the country and are being compiled into an exhaustive dictionary. 10 .15) as a learner’s dictionary for English. 1985– ). Since undergraduate linguistics students are likely to know English and perhaps one or two other languages. Frederic G. 3005pp. More extensive at 40.

illus.5.3.000 terms in English to 6. NTC’s Dictionary of American Spelling (Lincolnwood. This work is more comprehensive than the Oxford Visual Dictionary (3. Downing. Entries also distinguish between easily confused words. 952pp. 1v. It includes over 7. and cross-references. The Firefly Visual Dictionary (Buffalo: Firefly Books. 1992).000 misspellings. Entries include careful notes on variants. (For a more detailed treatment better suited for serious students and scholars. bibliog. eds. 652pp.) The work includes an extensive bibliography and an excellent index. David. usage. 2002). etymology. 2. 2. A descriptive grammar of modern English usage internationally. Greenbaum. 1v. geographical location. 1996). Sidney.4). historical quotes. but that work contains terms in four languages.8. This gorgeous visual dictionary links 35. IL: National Textbook Company. 11 . It explores the grammar of English in much more detail than such guides and gives numerous examples of standard and non-standard constructions. as well as a generous glossary of grammar and linguistics terms used throughout. Illustrations are arranged thematically and an index to terms is included. this work complements more prescriptive style guides and other reference works typically found in libraries.4. Oxford English Grammar (New York: Oxford University Press.000 four-color illustrations. 316pp. see 2. Corbeil. 1v.cover A–O. 2. index. This dictionary contains entries for misspellings of words and gives their correct spelling. with which it shares an editor. the final two volumes are forthcoming. spellings. An appendix that indicates a few rules for usual and unusual spellings is helpful.000 commonly misspelled words and 17. The first volume includes extensive maps and statistical data on the respondents. It is accessible for nonspecialists and students. index. Jean-Claude and Ariane Archambault.

2. 1v. and pronunciations are provided for homographs to distinguish them. Additionally. groups of three or more homophones. appendices list unusual combinations (homophones of many syllables. Homophones and Homographs: An American Dictionary.8. Pullum. this is an excellent reference source.500 homographs (words spelled the same but with different sounds). 1v.000 homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) and nearly 1. Second edn. This dictionary contains over 7. James B. Many include examples.6. 786pp. sometimes the comparisons seem stretched. 1842pp. 1v. 2. Numerous examples are provided throughout. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. then alphabetically within the sections. etc. although some effort has been made throughout to separate technical discussions more appropriate for specialists from the running text. the entries give simple definitions with some notations of usage. index.). Robert. Hendrickson. This work is the definitive current descriptive grammar of modern English.5). It is occasionally unclear what accent is used in pronunciations. Far less complete and less detailed than the Dictionary of American Regional English (2. Rodney and Geoffrey K. 2000). Arranged into regional sections. 2. 2002). 1993). this work is more accessible to non-scholars.7. Hobbs. (Jefferson. NC: McFarland. It is more detailed and somewhat more academic than that of Greenbaum (2.2). An index aids finding words across the regional sections. including near-homophones with slight differences in pronunciation (these are separated into separate groups to avoid confusion). Huddleston. It is the most comprehensive dictionary of this type. to my Midwestern ear. The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms: Local Expressions from Coast to Coast (New York: Facts on File. Still. Short definitions are provided to distinguish the homophones and homographs. and there is a 12 . 302pp.

This work compares the use of the English language across the countries of the world and their regions. An introductory article on the use of English worldwide and a timeline are included. Tom. and vocabularity specific to that area. 2. which already runs to 8. 2vv.subject index as well as an invaluable lexical index. the third volume will complete the dictionary and include a bibliography of all sources.000 items for the first two volumes. in standardized British and American English. Lighter. J. 482pp.10. according to the editors. Arranged geographically. 13 . The arrangement of entries is obviously inspired by that of the OED. complementing regular and phonetic dictionaries in which words can be located by their beginning spellings or sounds. Based on Phonological and Morphological Principles. v. 2002). 2. grammar. 1999). bibliog. 1v. This slang dictionary for scholars is much like an OED for American slang. 3 forthcoming) bibliog. This is a dictionary of word endings.11. listing the usage of words or idiomatic expressions in examples or discussions of their usage. Muthmann. The Oxford Guide to World English (New York: Oxford University Press. bibliog. as are a bibliography and index. entries discuss the introduction of and major influences on English in the region or country and its pronunciation. ed.9. Location aids are included for finding words either by spelling or by sound using the IPA. The first two volumes cover A–O. 1742pp. 501pp. 29 of Topics in English Linguistics (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2. Reverse English Dictionary.. 1994– ). McArthur. 1v. including copious notes and quotations of historical usages of slang. Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang (New York: Random House. index. index. (v. Gustav. E.

Useful for linguistics scholars. and learners of English. 2016–2059).13. Revised edn. Pickett.. comparisons with other terms and euphemisms.12.2. 463pp. (New York: Crown Publishers. this dictionary of euphemisms gives definitions and examples. pp. Rawson. and other features often included in dictionaries. Spears. 1v. OH: McGraw-Hill. Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk: Being a Compilation of Linguistic Fig Leaves and Verbal Flourishes for Artful Users of the English Language. and simple example sentences are included for more complicated words.500 entries include pronunciation. 406pp. which compares the length of a circumlocution to the word it replaces. Everyday American English Dictionary: A Basic Dictionary for English Language Learning. 1995). ed. and very clear. including only the most commonly used words and stripped of abbreviations. part of speech. geographical and biographical entries.. 2. Also included is a list of irregular verbs. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fourth edn. 2. the American Heritage deserves special mention for the study of linguistics for its highly useful appendix of IndoEuropean roots (Appendix I. 14 . simple definitions. Also included are humorous notations of the “FOP (fog or pomposity) Index”. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 2000). (Columbus. origins. and copious cross-references. Joseph P.14. Although this is likely a standard reference work in most libraries. rather than a number of subtly different senses. Second edn. The approsimately 5. Richard A. 1v. Most entries include only a single definition. 2000). 1v. Hugh. interested non-specialists. 2074pp. The vast majority of dictionaries for learners of English as a second language are for intermediate-level students. This very basic dictionary is for beginners. ed.

2000). (Lincolnwood. ———. NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions.18 is superior for phrasal verbs. Print slang dictionaries are instantly outdated. ———. such as “bread and butter”.17. IL: NTC Publishing Group. Although idiom dictionaries like this one overlap with dictionaries of phrasal verbs like Spears’ other work in 2. as is an index to idioms and phrases pointing to the headwords under which these phrases are defined. ———. 2. containing over 22. NTC’s American Idioms Dictionary. 625pp. and notes of caution on slang that may be offensive. 873pp. for a total of over 72. index. This one is especially nice because of its comprehensive example sentences. ———.) Like Spears’ other works. NTC’s Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases (Lincolnwood. 560pp.15. 1v. but can still be useful. Third edn. Its most valuable feature is that every sense is illustrated with at least one example sentence. this work includes an appendix of “fixed order sequences” that cannot be reversed.18.2. Third edn. IL: National Textbook Company. exhaustive index. index.000 example sentences. 2. valuable tools for language learners. 2. (Additionally. NTC’s American English Learner’s Dictionary (Chicago: NTC Publishing Group. 1v. the arrangement in 2. Additionally.16. this one is invaluable because of its comprehensive examples and exhaustive index. This dictionary of phrasal verbs expands the coverage of phrasal verbs (verbs with particles such as “give up” or “take 15 . idiom dictionaries contain additional phrases not found elsewhere. This learner’s dictionary is aimed at intermediate students. American pronunciations are included. (NTC Publishing Group. 1v.18. 1v. 1090pp. 2000). 1998).000 words. 1993).

It is arranged alphabetically by verb and particle. Hebrew entries are romanized and presented in usual alphabetical order. and to also be valuable for students of linguistics. especially expressions popular on the internet. 16 . as well as providing at least two examples. “Urban Dictionary”.com/. Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary (New York: Prentice Hall. 3 Foreign-Language Dictionaries and Grammars The dictionaries and grammars chosen here cover modern Hebrew. 3. primarily intended for those whose more familiar language is English. 1992). 2. and Russian. Entries denote the types of objects that may be used with the phrasal verb. A Hebrew-English. but site visitors can give a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to any definition. Coverage is largely American. but British and other world-wide English slang can also be found.urbandictionary. Urban Dictionary is a web dictionary of slang with usercontributed definitions. or contribute their own. Baltsan. so it functions well as a living. as well as one multilingual dictionary useful for learners of ESL.1. URL http://www. 1v. English-Hebrew dictionary. 2005. the quality is less than that of a traditionally published dictionary. which aids those less familiar with the Hebrew script to find words.on”) beyond that of regular dictionaries.19. Hayim. up-to-the-minute resource to capture the zeitgeist of slang. An attempt has been made to choose resources appropriate both for beginners and for intermediate and advanced students of the languages. Italian. Since anyone can contribute. 827pp.

A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew (Cambridge University Press. 1v. technical grammar of the Hebrew of modern Israel is for scholars or students with some knowledge of linguistics. 2651pp.2. ed. There are abundant notes on usage. 959pp. Maria Cristina. Glinert. 580pp. arranged thematically. This comprehensive. ed. 2005).) 17 . 3. 1v. (For a grammar more appropriate for learners. An extensive bibliography and an index are included. and German linked to beatiful fourcolor illustrations. French. illus. 3. 1989).3. Spanish. Corbeil. This quite comprehensive bilingual dictionary is equally useful for native speakers of Italian and of English and translates in both directions. This is a clear and accessible guide to modern Hebrew grammar appropriate for beginners to intermediate learners of the language. Oxford Visual Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press.3. 1v. Oxford-Paravia: Il dizionario IngleseItaliano. 447pp. Coffin. Bareggi. 1v. Edna Amir and Shmuel Bolozky. The over 20. index.000 terms for each language were separately prepared by specialists. 1996).5. index. index. 2001). This four-language visual dictionary contains terms in English. 3.4. Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Jean-Claude. Italiano-Inglese (Turin: Paravia. and many headwords have separations by sense and additional uses of the word in phrases. Lewis. see 3. An index is included.3. bibliog. Grammar terms are listed with their Hebrew equivalents to aid in the use of Hebrew-language reference books. Separate indices are included for terms in each language. rather than translated. Pronunciations and parts of speech are included.

Pronunciations and parts of speech are included. index. and Colin Howlett. Subject and word indices are included. Anna and Francesco Cardo. (New York: Oxford University Press. A Comprehensive Russian Grammar.3. This grammar of Italian is aimed at learners of the language and is organized in two parts. index. 1v. This Russian-English. Boris Unbegaun. The Oxford Russian Dictionary. Proudfoot. It includes the common syntactic and morphological components of a traditional grammar. etc. and many headwords have separations by sense and additional uses of the word in phrases. as is an index.6. eds. This is the comprehensive grammar of Russian for Englishspeakers. bibliog. bibliog. English-Russian dictionary is the most comprehensive and authoritative available. index. 1v. The first covers the areas of a traditional grammar: parts of speech. Martin and Cecilia Robustelli. Marcus.8. Terence. Second edn. immensely useful for those unused to the Cyrillic alphabet. 2000). word order. Revised edn. 3. 2000). 408pp. Extensive crossreferences between the sections are included. IL: NTC Publishing Group. 18 .. 596pp. This comprehensive grammar of Italian is oriented toward the scholar or serious learner. the second emphasizes practical usage and function in learning to speak and write the language.7. Reference Grammar of Modern Italian (Lincolnwood. Wade. Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide (London: Routledge. 1997). (Oxford: Blackwell. 1340pp. 1v. Paul Falla. as well as an introduction to the orthography and pronunciation of Russian. (See 3. 466pp. Wheeler. 1997).9. 1v.) 3. Maiden.7 for a grammar of Italian for learners of the language. 3.

4 Indexing. This dictionary includes one-way glosses from English to Hebrew.10.1. some for many decades before the database coverage begins. 4. Sociological Abstracts. 2002). including in-progress papers. Avraham.3. and citation sources have been chosen as those that most closely focus on linguistics and applied linguistics. However. This archive of research papers in computational linguistics includes scanned articles and “born digital” materials in publications of the Association of Computational Linguistics and its special interest groups. workshops. Many other sources are appropriate for allied fields and related research. and arXiv (for computational linguistics).edu/. 19 . Modern English-Hebrew Dictionary (New Haven: Yale University Press. which include several major journals. URL http://acl. ACL Anthology: A Digital Archive of Research Papers in Computational Linguistics. and Citation Sources The following indexing. Backfiles of these title could sought for purchase to fill out the collection in the future. such as PsycInfo. Association for Computational Linguistics (database). abstracting. The papers are browsable by date and publication or searchable on the full text. 1v. Abstracting. a feature lacking from many bilingual dictionaries. Philosopher’s Index. and other materials. 1965– (dates vary by publication). 457pp. definitions of English words are presented separately when there are different Hebrew glosses. Most of these sources are available as online databases with backfiles reaching back significant numbers of years. most are also available in paper.ldc. Zilka.upenn. To aid students. making them cost-effective for starting a new library. many conference proceedings.

and language policy. BLonline. ERIC. Department of Education (database). the education database from the Department of Education.1 million citations are Because of its comprehensive scope. Linguistic Bibliography is one of the oldest and most important indexing sources for linguistics. 1986– (dates vary by publication). (Applied linguistics literature is covered only for works with theoretical implications. includes coverage of bilingualism.kb. also available in paper as Linguistic Bibliography for the year . URL http://www. 4. and supplement for previous years (Bibliographie Linguistique del l’annee . 4. The full text of a number of key linguistics journals is available. Over 100 thousand documents are available full-text. et compl´ ement des ann´ ees pr´ ec´ edentes ) in annual volumes 1949– . others are indexed comprehensively including abstracts (but not full text). U.4. Coverage varies by title.2. . while journal articles are indexed for about 775 periodicals. festschriften. ERIC.htm. appearance in the index lags publication by several years. URL http://www. published by Kluwer). 20 .4. Over 1. URL http://www. although availability is often delayed 6–12 months from publication. 1993– .eric. . including conference Amsterdam: National Library of the Netherlands (database. and some are indexed only selectively. EBSCO (database. Communication and Mass Media Complete. . and other materials not elsewhere indexed.S.3. the subject matter overlaps with linguistics and over 100 linguistics journals are indexed in the 400 total. some include full text and citations.ed. It indexes comprehensively worldwide publications on linguistics and related fields and on individual languages. language teaching. language . While the stated focus of this index is mass media and communications. integrates former databases CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index ). 1966– .

Each issue includes an index by subject and author. but all abstracts are in English. These indices provide citation information in various fields. It includes abstracts from the print serial Linguistics Abstracts. 1945– (dates vary by index). This quarterly journal abstracts about 700 articles each year.000 abstracts.thomson. as well as related fields such as sociology. and a cumulative index is included in the final issue of the year. bilingualism and bilingual education. language testing.6. 1985– ). and may include some journals not included in LLBA. Language Teaching. literacy. Unique search features 21 .5. Science Citation Index includes computational linguistics and related topics. Topics cover language teaching and learning. URL http://www.4. which also indexes all the periodicals Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (formerly Language Teaching and Linguistics Abstracts ). Linguistics Abstracts Online. 1967– . also available in paper as Linguistics Abstracts in quarterly issues.7. 4. This database competes with LLBA (see 4. Social Science Citation Index covers applied linguistics thoroughly. Abstracts appear six months to a year after publication. Each issue also includes a survey article about the state of the art in some aspect of the discipline. psychology. with a total of about 30. URL http://scientific. as well as philosophy and other fields. Abstracts appear six months to a year after publication. and sociolinguistics.linguisticsabstracts. ISI Citation Indices. Oxford: Blackwell (database.8) but covers only 400 journals. Arts and Humanities Citation Index covers topics in theoretical linguistics and languages. The coverage is mostly European. articles are drawn from journals worldwide. and every two years there is a review of the research and trends in the entire 4. 1985– . Thomson/ISI (database). etc.

Linguistics coverage includes theoretical topics.9. modern languages. 22 . language.500 serials from over 50 countries. as well as applied topics such as especially grammar and syntax and comparative linguistics. 1973– . Full text for many of the titles is available. MLA covers scholarly writing on literature. and an email alert system. It covers about 1.8. book chapters. and publication type. MLA International Bibliography. The database contains 1. 1963– . and dissertations. also available in print annually 1921– . MLA International Bibliography thereafter). browsing by journal.7 million citations from 1963 onward.000 terms. 4. and has included language teaching coverage since 1998. This database is the premier indexing and abstracting service for linguistics publications. 4. Records are indexed using a linguistics thesaurus of about 3. Modern Language Association (database.mla. linguistics.000 records are included. author.php. depending on the vendor. 1966– ). URL http://www. saved records and searches. as American Bibliography until 1955. Linguistics and Language Behavior are added annually. Also included are profiles of the journals indexed.include the ability to search for translated titles and to limit searches by subdiscipline.csa. which is also available for browsing.400 periodicals. Cambridge: CSA (database. from approximately 4. also available in paper in five issues annually. The database allows advanced searching features. URL http://www. and 14. and folklore worldwide. as well as some books. Over 250. Thesauri in Spanish and French are currently being added.

1974– . 5. 5.).2. TESOL (quarterly). Computational Linguistics. 2003– . 23 .3.4. Folia Linguistica and Folia Linguistica Historica. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. A trade magazine for language teachers in K–12 and higher education published by TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Rowley. and news sources have been chosen to give a broad overview of scholarship and news in linguistics and applied linguistics (including language teaching. and occasional special theme issues. MA: Newbury House (annual). The journals of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. 1980– . magazines. 5.5 Journals and Other Periodicals These journals. Volumes of this annual review focus on a particular theme. Association for Computation Linguistics (quarterly). etc.1. Societas Linguistica Europaea (semiannually). while Folia Linguistica Historica covers historical and comparative linguistics in a single annual double-issue supplement. 5. About a dozen articles appear in each volume. and every four to five years a broad overview of the field of applied linguistics is undertaken. 1967– (1980– for Folia Linguistica Historica ). written by scholars in the field to represent current research and subsequently widely cited. translation. The journal of the Association for Computational Linguistics is the best-known journal in computational linguistics and natural language processing and brings together research from scholars in the academy and practitioners in industry in peer-reviewed articles. Folia Linguistica covers all non-historical linguistics topics in two annual double issues. book reviews. They include peer-reviewed original research and review articles. Essential Teacher.

TESOL (quarterly). Journal of Linguistics.5. the journal of the Linguistic Society of America and one of the most important journals in the field. Linguistics Association of Great Britain (quarterly). Linguistic Society of America (monthly). notes. and papers addressing the implications or applications of research in other fields to English teaching and learning.6. 1967– . and review articles as well as book notices and book reviews. and remarks and replies. special reports. The news journal of the Linguistic Society of America. MA: MIT Press (quarterly). standard English as a second dialect or language. 24 . 1970– . Many of the key developments in linguistics in the Twentieth Century have been recorded in Language. this journal covers original research in all areas of theoretical linguistics and also includes a large number of review articles and book reviews. 5.8. 1965– .9.5. dicussions. Linguistic Society of America (quarterly). This journal focuses on current topics in linguistic theory. 5. 1926– . 1925– .7. 5. Linguistic Inquiry. membership lists. Language. and other news. TESOL Quarterly. The journal publishes peerreviewed articles. the LSA Bulletin contains the proceedings of LSA meetings and other records. LSA Bulletin. Cambridge. 5. This peer-reviewed journal publishes research on English teaching and learning. The journal of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. and also encourages lively debate among scholars in a number of accepted formats for squibs.

and word division schemes for languages in non-Roman scripts for cataloguing.10. . and that have not yet come into my hands: Articles on the insider jargons of professions: best boys. that are less than 3. . Articles about the history of grammar ‘rules’. Second edn. 1997). that are funny. ALA-LC Romanization Tables. . capitalization. . taxidermists.5. that in many cases I have asked for.1. and other information that has been romanized for cataloguing purposes. (quarterly). 6. I sometimes strong-arm learned professors into writing about their areas of expertise. index. that are fascinating. (accessed 8 December 2005). I refrain from answering ‘by Magic Eight Ball’ . (Library of Congress. 1974– . VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly. authors. .. . . prison wardens. non-scholarly magazine for languagelovers and linguistics enthusiasts. I look for articles that explain and illuminate without condescending. This guide presents romanization. Perhaps this excerpt from the editorial policy says it best: “I am frequently asked how I choose what appears in VERBATIM. 239pp.html. Barry. 1v.000 words.” 6 Directories. A more academic treatment of scripts and romanization can be found in Daniels and Bright (1. . dental hygienists. It is an authoritative source both to librarians and library users who wish to search for original-language titles. There are some kinds of articles that I am always interested Inc. that are all of the above. . and I accept unsolicited manuscripts from people with no academic credentials at all. and Guides The following resources are practical guides and directories of information. URL http://www. 25 . The full text of this work is available online. . for free. ed. Randall K. Handbooks. Chicago: Word. sous-chefs.12). Articles about bygone language theories. This is a quarterly. that are moving.

It provides numerous examples and explanation of tools. and businesses dealing with the language industries. bibliog. especially in interpreting and using survey data and representing geographical distinctions in such data.S. This work is a pragmatic handbook for using statistics in linguistic research. 725pp. C. 6. This handbook provides methodological information for fieldwork and sample questionnaires for studying spoken languages. Thomas. 26 . bibliog. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association (Cambridge University Press. Kretzschmar. Schneider. Language Industries Atlas. Empirical Linguistics Series (Thousand Oaks. Studying and Describing Unwritten Languages (Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics. 440pp. a number of examples of languages transcribed using the IPA.3. and reference materials including information about the principles and organization of the association. 212pp. and A. 1v.5. Second edn. 204pp. 1v. CA: Sage Publications. IPA. This handbook contains a practical tutorial to phonetic description and the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). An index by country is included. 1v. G. This work complements Wertsman (6. William A. illus. Introduction to Quantitative Analysis of Linguistics Survey Data: An Atlas by the Numbers. index. Bouquiaux. This work is centered on Europe. computer coding of the IPA. and Edgar W. 6. Luc and Jacqueline M. Jr. 1v. (Amsterdam: IOS Press. Edwards.9) as a directory of institutions. and reference charts.-focused.2. illus. eds. J. Kingscott. organizations. 6. 1997). 1996). . 1992). bibliog. 1999). while Wertsman is more U. index. though both have worldwide coverage.4. A.6.

6. index. The Sounds of the World’s Languages (Oxford: Blackwell. Phonetic Symbol Guide.lsadc. “Linguistic Society of America”. Peter and Ian Maddieson. index. a listing of academic programs and departments at higher education institutions in the U. including illustrations of mouth and tongue positions for various sounds. The guide is arranged by symbol shape and cross-references are included where there may be confusion.4. etc. its meetings and conferences. 1996).8) in that its focus is upon how sounds are made. It differs from the IPA Handbook or Phonetic Symbol Guide (6. Second edn. Also valuable is a list of publishers of linguistics materials. and a list of grants and fellowships. illus. URL http://www. and includes three important directories: a listing of members and contact information (access restricted to members for this list. spectrogram charts. bibliog. in linguistics or closely related areas. 6. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press.7.6. Ladefoged. 27 . 1v. as well as information on the association. An extensive bibliography and an index are included. This recently redesigned website is the official site of the Linguistic Society of America.6. bibliog. Ladusaw. 6. (It also complements recordings of sounds found in 8.) It includes extensive analyses of the differences in sounds within and between languages. and William A. 2005. 1996). eds. illus. The second edition covers extensive revisions to the IPA. Pullum. 425pp. This work comprehensively explains the sounds that make up language.15. however). and other news.8. 1v. Geoffrey K. This guide gives usages of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols as well as other symbols and historical usages that are no longer common.

Census data on languages is also available. employment. Wertsman. and employment and business resources in the U. each language entry includes data on the number of speakers in that country and worldwide. and language families (hierarchical listings of languages in families). illus. Vladimir F. (Much of this statistical data is geographic. educational and occupational background.300 languages). Second edn. . 1994). publishers and suppliers of educational materials for languages. languages (including nearly 40. The comprehensive listing of contemporary world languages for more than 50 years.S. Career Opportunities for Bilinguals and Multilinguals: a directory of resources in education. it is still valuable for obtaining the names of institutions. and business. hence the inclusion of atlases in this category. (Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics. also available in paper. and worldwide.6.000 different names for the 7. Fifteenth edn.S. (database. Comprehensive indices are included for countries. This extensive directory includes information on educational programs. they have been included in lieu of the Census. Although the work is becoming somewhat dated. and a reference to the source of the data from an accompanying bibliography.).ethnologue.9. U. 2005). professional organizations. 1272pp. NJ: The Scarecrow Press. Indices by language. Jr. brief descriptive comments and other information. index. Also included are maps and statistical 28 . of course. 7 Statistical Resources and Atlases The following sources contain statistical data about languages.300 living languages in the world.1. Raymond R. index. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. and geography are included. Arranged by country. this database includes the nearly 7. but several resources listed below have created dynamic visualizations and useful tabulations of this data. bibliog. Gordon. 2005 1v. URL http://www.. 333pp. ed. 1v. (Metuchen. or businesses even where addresses or contact information have changed. 7.

v. Copious notes and bibliographies accompany the maps. and control of various kinds of resources in short summaries and detailed tables of data. index. political boundaries are certainly out of date. the MLA offers an interactive map and statistical summaries of languages spoken in the United States. URL http://www. 2005). 7. illus. Links are provided to related Census publications and other resources. no matter how small the number of speakers.3. Although some encyclopediae give maps of the world’s languages. 1v. Also included is an extensive section on the methodologies employed. 7. Christopher and R. Atlas of the World’s Language (London: Routledge.summaries. demography and sociology. The online edition is freely available. E. this atlas provides gorgeous double-folio four-color maps in great detail. bibliog. and subjects are provided. 435pp. linguistic group. comparing economics. Using data from the 2000 Census. Since it was published in 1994. The maps cover the entire world and attempts to include all living languages. and an index of language names aids in location. and some shifts may have occurred in language usage. Mazel. especially among small map. 7. This work includes statistical information on linguistic cultures. and discussion of the limitations of the data. 1v.mla. Philip M. The print and online version are identical and represent the most current version of the Ethnologue (Fifteenth edition. 2005. Linguistic Cultures of the World: A Statistical Reference. index. 1997). bibliog. Parker. Asher. 1994). 29 . CT: Greeenwood Press. 372pp. Indices by country. notes on the care that must be taken in cross-cultural studies. 2 of Cross-Cultural Statistical Encyclopedia of the World (Westport. eds.4. “MLA Language Map”.

S. 8. and also includes a large collection of annotated links to other material on the internet. The site includes the usual information about the society. 2005. URL http://www.usefoundation. and links to online resources for computational linguistics. “Association for Computational Linguistics” 30 . The official site of the American Dialect Society.2. 8 Web Resources Most of these resources are listed by title because they are institutionally authored or the author information is unavailable. The date given in the citations in the date the site was last updated. The website features information about conferences and publications of the ACL and its special interest groups. URL http://www. the scholarly society for the study of regional and cultural dialects of English in the U. 7. ENGLISH Foundation. Census data about language use in highly useful tables and reports and offers the ability to search and sort the data by location and an annual celebration of new or newly prominent words in a number of categories. etc. Web Resources also appear in a number of other sections of this bibliography. publication.5. This site presents the 2000 U. 8.. 6. Also available are the American Dialect Society Words of the Year. 2005. although for a few a personal author is provided. “American Dialect Society”. “Many URL http://www. All sites were last checked between 12–14 December 2005. U.7.1.3.S.1. 2005. membership.7. One America”.5.aclweb. conferences. 7. 7. The Association for Computational Linguistics brings together linguists and computer scientists. see 2.

“made up” languages not naturally occurring). as well as an extensive bibliography. research centers.S. The website of the Center for Applied Linguistics.quetzal. “British National Corpus”. 8. This attractive site by a doctoral student provides listings of corpora. Also included is a directory of courses and resources for less-commonly-taught languages. a private non-profit group of scholars and educators in the field 31 . “Constructed Human Languages”. Their website details research in many areas of ESL teaching and evaluation and includes information on publications and other resources for researchers and ESL professionals.natcorp. 2005.acad.6. URL http://carla. ranging from Esperanto to languages that appear in works of fiction. URL http://www. Bogart.ox.5. 2005. 8.8.html This site provides a list of websites and documents available on the Internet about constructed languages (that Breyer. CARLA is a U. URL http://www. the largest corpus of English. Chris. incorporating over 100 million spoken and written words. URL http://www. It is of central importance in statistical and computational linguistics. and other resources for corpus linguistics on the The website includes a guide to uses of the BNC and a list of papers and conference reports about it. Department of Education research center at the University of Minnesota focusing on language acquisition.7. Also included is a very useful directory of websites for other corpora (mainly English). “Gateway to Corpus Linguistics on the Internet”. “Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition”.com/conlang.corpus-linguistics. “Center for Applied Linguistics”. URL http://www. software. This is the website for the British National Corpus (BNC).3. 8. 2005.

edu/dillon/GramResources/.8. This site differs from directories of corpora (8. 8. Resources are divided into categories and briefly described and illustrated. George L. One especially valuable resource a database of online ESL materials created jointly by CAL’s National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. Many practical tools and examples are divided into thematic categories and described in detail. “Resources for Studying English Lexicon.5) in that it also includes tools for semantic analysis. “Resources for English Syntax Online”. and Text Structures Online”.washington. 2001. is a directory of online resources and artificial intelligence tools applicable to the study of English syntax and usage. Semantics. ———. from a member of the faculty at the University of Washington.washington. URL http://faculty. Online resources and software tools for studying lexicon and semantics of English. 2005. This ———.html. 32 . and includes information about CAL research and publications. Dillon.of applied linguistics. 8. URL /dillon/LexSemTextResources/LexSemTextResources. URL http://faculty. 2004.9. “Resources for Studying Spoken English”.html. A directory of online resources and software tools for studying English phonetics. The site provides information and resources for a wide variety of applied linguistics topic areas. Resources are divided into thematic groups and described in detail.washington. 8.

uk/IPA/ipa. URL http://inttranews. and linguists. 2005. but goes beyond language resources to include directories of schools. and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). 2005. or for private study.13.htm.11.uvic. reviews. URL http://www. 2005.html. 8. 8. 33 . The official website of the International Phonetic (”.gla. 2005. for use in laboratories. and jobs in linguistics. including the IPA chart and information about fonts for the IPA. They are available for free download for classroom teaching. “iLoveLanguages.8. The scholarly quality of the sites listed varies.14. It aggregates news stories dealing with language and applied linguistics from print and online news sources in multiple languages around the world. This website from the University of Victoria (British Columbia) contains digital audio samples of the languages transcribed in the IPA Handbook (6. but some archived articles may require a subscription. URL http://web. URL http://www. 8. “International Phonetic Association”. and related fields. “IPA Handbook Audio Samples”. Comprehensive archives are available from 2004 forward. this site contains information about the membership and history of the association.arts. publication and conference information. languages.ilovelanguages. “Inttranews”. John H.27). but many are good. This site is similar to yourDictionary. interpreters. This site is the free public web site of a newswire service based in France for news for translators.inttra. and the listings are quite comprehensive.

15. 2005. and regional and minority dialects. 34 . searchable database. It includes URLs.ldc. URL http://www. “Linguistic Data Consortium”. The Linguistic Data Consortium is a consortium of universities and research organizations that gathers and distributes linguistic data and tools. creoles. and a bibliography and list of links are included.linguistlist. Information about language varieties such as pidgins. Cascadilla Press. and URL URL http://www. and grew to record those in a public. conferences. Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. “The Linguist List”. mainly written and spoken corpora in a variety of languages. 2005. mailing lists. email addresses. physical others may need to pay fees to gain access to data. This web page. 8.17. 2005. The Linguist List is the indispensable website for linguistics students and professionals. and ordering information wherever available.lingref. including samples of such varieties from around the world. is an exhaustive list of web sites and serials of working papers in academic departments and research groups around the world. “Linguistics Working Papers Directory”. This resource is invaluable to those seeking unpublished.18. jobs.upenn. It includes information about linguistics organizations.une. Written and audio samples are available for some varieties. 8. It began (and continues) as a mailing list for academic professionals for announcements and discussion.16. “Language Varieties”. publications. URL http://www.8. Member institutions can use these materials for free. from a subsidiary of the publisher of Linguistics Abstracts. in-progress papers in linguistics. 8.

(formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics) SIL began as the Summer Institute of Linguistics.sil. 2005. the most widely translated passage). orthography. 35 . 8. The site includes a lengthy discussion about the theory of the art of translation and its history. URL http://www. “Literary Translation”. 2005. courses and training. and volunteers act as “curators” for languages and other materials.21. which is more up-to-date than the print version (9.rosettaproject.000 languages (including descriptions of phonology. and directories of resources including organizations and publishers. excellent reports and exercises from workshops with professionals and scholars. URL http://www. a parallel text in each language (the first chapter of Genesis from the This website from the British Arts Council is devoted to topics on the translation of literary works into and out of English. Included is an electronic version of the SIL It has grown to become a large center of linguistic research.20. a project of the Long Now Foundation funded by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. as well as samples of original texts in the languages (usually native creation myths. 2005.19. and grammar). aims to create descriptions of the world’s approximately 7. and publications and 8. and also simple word lists).1) but includes only the academic works by SIL members. Language samples and descriptions are contributed by language scholars and native speakers or taken from scholarly sources with permission. “SIL International”. The SIL website includes information about the fieldwork and research done by SIL. records for “vernacular” works are found only in the print index. which offerred training in linguistics fieldwork and lesser-known languages. “The Rosetta Project”. URL http://www.8. The Rosetta Project.

edu/. For each font. 8. 2005. “Speech Accent Archive”.php?lan=en. Users can browse or search by speaker demographics. and how and when the speaker learned English. 2005. It also includes extensive information about software and tools for using and creating such databases. 8. “Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources”. 36 . technical specifications are given along with information about where the font can be 8. which also host many databases.23. The de facto standard web directory for locating computer font definitions for scripts from around the world. URL http://starling. This user-friendly and attractive site from George Mason University features nearly 500 samples of English being spoken by people with varying native languages and birthplaces.tesol. and a wealth of materials for teachers to use to develop curricula.alanwood. “The Tower of Babel”. George Mason University.8. geography. native language characteristics. tesol/index. This site is a directory of online databases for comparative linguistics. Created and maintained by several Russian universities.25. Alan. meet standards. “Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages”. a membership directory. URL http://www. A worldwide association for teachers of ESL.asp. URL http://accent.rinet. URL http://www. 2005. this website offers news. and apply in their classrooms. The site also includes a great deal of information about making nonRoman fonts display and process correctly on computer systems. the Santa Fe Institute.22. the City University of Hong Wood. and Leiden University.gmu. conference and career information. in-depth information about policy and issues in ESL education.

tapes. and non-scholarly articles).com”. in subject languages. Over 20. but also include CD-ROMs. and fun language and linguistics information online.e. While the scholarly quality of the resources listed varies. index. Bibliography of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.1. 470pp. This bibliography comprehensively covers the works of members of the Summer Insitute of Linguistics (SIL) or works by non-members published by SIL. which provides a valuable directory for users interested in finding materials for learning languages.. Dalby. URL http://www. stories. synonyms.26. A subject index to the academic works is provided. 9.8. etc.600 dictionaries of various kinds in about 275 languages. the grammars and language courses listed are not only online. the electronic version does not cover vernacular works. 1v. 1998). index. essentially a bibliography of language dictionaries. 1992).21. etc. bibliog. 603pp. This website contains directories of dictionaries (including multilingual. grammars and language courses.). (See also the electronic version of this bibliography in 8. includes more than 1. Works are organized alphabetically by author. 9 Bibliographies and Bibliographic Reviews The following sources are lists of citations of linguistic and language resources.000 works are listed. 9. 1v. divided into academic works and “vernacular” works (i. no other sites contain as much information about language resources on the web. This guide. as is a language index to all works. Andrew. and other media. “yourDictionary. A Guide to World Language Dictionaries (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Additionally.yourdictionary. The dictionaries covered are 37 . 2005. especially obscure ones.. books. Some are annotated.2. from the institute’s inception in 1942 until 1992.

DeMiller. Reference Sources in the Humanities. 9. second edn.000 entries. and specific languages. Reviews are arranged by type and usage. multilingual dictionaries that go beyond simple glosses. and historical dictionaries. Language entries also include the standardized alphabetical order in the script. 438pp. Kister. it is thoroughly indexed by subject. regional or national dictionaries. index.only those with lasting academic value for language study. Appendices include a bibliography for further reading and directories of dictionary and language associa- 38 . with helpful summaries in comparison charts. bibliog. This is an indispensible tool for scholars and librarians in the field of linguistics. 1992). The sources covered include those written in English as well as substantial numbers in other languages. As nearly comprehensive a guide to linguistics reference literature 1957–1998 as possible. Colorado: Libraries Unlimited. (Englewood. including students of ESL. 1v. if available. A number of online resources are covered. An index of names and titles is included. etymological. including nearly 500 new to the second edition. 1v. Included are unabridged. (The first was published in 1991. Anna L. but many have moved or become defunct since the publication of this bibliography. The annotations are specific and extensive and provide helpful recommendations for complementary or competing works. 2000). index. and title. and slang and other dictionaries where available. Kenneth F. 9. this bibliography includes over 1. 396pp.) Arranged in sections on traditional linguistics.3. allied fields. author. not generally including student-type bilingual dictionaries or simple lists of words. Linguistics: A Guide to the Reference Literature.4. It also includes extensive information about dictionaries in general and about how to evaluate them. Kister’s Best Dictionaries for Adults & Young People (Phoenix: Oryx Press. This work contains about 300 evaluative reviews of dictionaries for North American users.

10. titles. 824pp. J. dialectology. eds. Accessible for undergraduates. Aronoff. This work contains a series of essays by scholars on research in language testing. including testing for aptitude and disorders and methods of validating tests. mainly in monographs or essay collections. Bibliographies and and index are included. each topic is treated in a signed essay by a scholar in the field. It provides a broad overview to linguistics and its subdisciplines and allied fields in a series of essays by scholars accessible to undergraduates and interested general audiences. and Natalie Schilling-Estes. 10. 10 Subject Works The following works cover a variety of areas in linguistics and applied linguistics. index. Chambers. Peter Trudgill. Language Testing and Assessment. part of an excellent series of overviews of current research in various areas of linguistics. 1997). bibliog. v. and methodologies for studying such phenomena. bibliog. and subjects is included. 807pp. Clapham. The Handbook of Language Variation and Change.. 10.2. 1v. eds. This book. 7 of Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. index. A comprehensive index of authors.tions and dictionary publishers and distributors. bibliog. index. 1v. The Handbook of Linguistics (Oxford: Blackwell. accompanied by a bibliography.1. treats language change and variations. v. eds. corpus research. 352pp. 39 . This work is commonly used as a textbook. An bibliography and a comprehensive index are included. 1v.3. 11 of Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics (Oxford: Blackwell. K. Accessible for advanced undergraduates. Mark and Janie Rees-Miller. 2001). Caroline and David Corson. 2002). including topics from sociolinguistics. A comprehensive index is also included.

. see 10. 1995). illus. ed.13. (See also other books in this series on other topics: 10.4. focusing on morphology and syntax. and phonology and phonetics. The essays are varied and digestible. index.. index. as is an index. 40 . 747pp. ed. (For a broader introductory text. 319pp. 5 of Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. A comprehensive index is also included. 1v.5. The Handbook of Phonological Theory. 10. Coulmas. and language. Jim and David Corson. 1v. subject. This collection of essays by scholars in sociolinguistics provides a survey of research and topics accessible to undergraduates and suitable as a textbook in sociolinguistics. v. Bibliographies and an index are included. 1v. Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistics Theory (Oxford: Blackwell. 10. bibliog. Florian. Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics (Blackwell. Bilingual Education. 2000). eds. ed. A thorough bibliography is provided.2. 1 of Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics (Oxford: Blackwell. This work is intended for undergraduates and is appropriate as a textbook on linguistics theory. Goldsmith. John A. bibliog. Accessible for undergraduates.7.) The treatment is complete and well-illustrated with examples. This work provides a comprehensive overview of research in the field of phonetics and phonological theory appropriate for advanced undergraduates or higher. 1v.10.6. Fromkin. A series of essays by scholars is supported by an extensive bibliography and indices by name. Victoria A. index.) 10. index. v. The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. 10. Cummins. 532pp. bibliog.7. this series of essays by scholars focuses on research in bilingual education. 1997). bibliog. 1997). 986pp. semantics. A glossary is included and glossary terms are highlighted in the main text.

index. index. eds. 10. Koerner. K. 1v.11. E. 497pp. Bibliographies and an index are included. bibliog. Kaplan. This work takes a comprehensive look at research methods in language education in a series of essays written by scholars and appropriate for undergraduates. and David Corson. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell. 10. 721pp. with extensive lists of references and suggested further reading. Research Methods in Language and Education. index. illus. Robert B. 1v. eds. Nancy H. index. Written by scholars in the field. 1997). 2002). The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics (New York: Oxford University Press. Concise History of the Language Sciences: From the Sumerians to the Cognitivists (Pergamon.10. though no knowledge in the area of philosophy of language is presupposed. ed.. Bob and Crispin Wright. Hornberger. Asher. 641pp.9. bibliog.10. 1997). Part of a series of books compiled to distill various fields of philosophy. 1v. 1995). 8 of Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 378pp. and R. A Companion to the Philosophy of Language. An extensive bibliography and an index are included. An index and an extensive glossary are included. This collection of essays by applied linguistics scholars is intended as a broad introduction to the field and is appropriate for advanced undergraduates or higher.8. this is a collection of essays intended for the advanced undergraduate or higher. 1v. E. This work treats the history of linguistics and allied fields from their very earliest emergence to the present day in a 41 . bibliog. eds. bibliog. The essays cover a wide range of the current research and collective knowledge in the field. 10. F. Hale. v. the articles examine the important themes and trends in research on the philosophy of language and serves as a gateway to the literature on the subject.

758pp. eds. This is a broad introduction to the many sub-fields of linguistics. 1v.12. bibliog. It is especially noteworthy because it goes beyond the usual Eurocentric focus in such accounts and includes history in other parts of the world. Learning About Language. Accessible to upper-level undergraduates or higher. index. Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (San Diego: Academic Press. bibliog. 1v. This text is a compilation of essays by scholars in secondlanguage acquisition and covers current research in the field. 1996). Bhatia. index. eds. third edn. few other works cover so broad a ground. eds. O’Grady. Bibliographies and an index are included. It covers a wide variety of topics in fair depth. Michael Dobrovolsky. scholars treat the role of metalinguistic knowledge in language education. Comprehensive indices to languages and subjects are included. Knowledge About Language. The essays cover a wide range and are accompanied by extensive bibliographies. 1997).13.series of essays by scholars in the field. though it is beginning to be dated. Leo Van and David Corson. 4 of Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. William. In a series of essays accessible to undergraduates. and glossary words in the main text are highlighted. and Francis Katamba. v. and Tej K. A glossary is included. and provides extensive further reading. intended as a textbook appropriate for undergraduates. 755pp. 10. 10. illus. 1v. 42 . 10. Ritchie. 286pp.14. A glossary and exhaustive index are included. 1996). index. Lier. (London: Longman. Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. bibliog. William C.

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