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Applied Linguistics

Online Encyclopedias

The following links will take you to online encyclopedias and reference manuals that you can search to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on many linguistic terms and concepts. 

Print Encyclopedias and Reference

The library also has a number of print encyclopedias that can be found in the Reference section on the second floor of the library. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library but there are scanners available on the second floor that can be used to scan information from these texts into a PDF which you can email to yourself. 

Finding Articles

Use databases to find academic articles to continue your research. Below are the most helpful databases for finding relevant articles for in linguistics.

Good Starting Journals for Applied Linguistics

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 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. 

P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
P95-95.6 Oral communication. Speech
P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P121-149 Science of language (Linguistics)
P306-310 Translating and interpreting
P501-769 Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) philology

Featured Books

Currently, the featured books section holds some of the newest additions to the library's collection of research-worthy lingusitics texts.