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American Languages

Featured Books

Currently, the featured books section highlights some of the library's best handbooks & guides for to the languages from and spoken in the Americas. These books typically offer the reader an opportunity to survey and learn about a broad field of scholarship in a comprehensive way.  They give a snap shop of the discipline covered at the time the book is published.  Unlike a retrospective collection of articles, these guides are written or edited as a planned and intentional effort, with chapters and sections interrelating and complimenting one another and thereby tend to be more readable and integrated research works.

Good Starting Databases for American Languages

The following databases are good places to go to start researching your topic. Each database has a slightly different focus, so you might need to try out a couple of  databases before finding one that returns the sort of results you are looking for. 

Good Starting Journals for American Languages

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific topic, country, or issue, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help. 

Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on Linguistics topics are found under the "P" category on the 3rd floor of the Chester Fritz Library. 

PM1-94 Hyperborean languages of Arctic Asia and America 
PM101-2711 American languages (Aboriginal) 
PM3001-4566 Languages of Mexico and Central America 
PM5001-7356 Languages of South America and the West Indies 
PM7801-7895 Mixed languages