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Linguistics: Finding Books

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Books at UA

Looking for a book on the shelves? Search through Scout or directly through the libraries' catalog to browse print holdings.

Each record of a book will have a call number that corresponds to the book's location in Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers, Bruno, Hoole, or the Annex. 

Call Numbers for Linguistics


P1-85                    General
P87-96                  Comm. Mass media
P94.7                    Interpersonal comm.
P95-95.6               Oral communication. Speech
P98-98.5               Computational linguistics;
                                Nat. lang. processing
P99-99.4               Semiotics
P99.5-99.6            Nonverbal communication
P101-410              Lang. Ling theory;
                                Comparative grammar
P118-118.7           Language acquisition
P121-149             Science of language
P201-299             Comparative grammar
P215-240             Phonetics and Phonology
P241-290             Morphology
P291-298             Syntax
P299                    Other
P301-301.5          Style. Composition. Rhetoric
P302-302.87        Discourse analysis
P304-305             Vocabulary
P306-310             Translating and interpreting
P321-324.5          Etymology
P325-325.5          Semantics
P326-326.5          Lexicology
P327-327.5          Lexicography
P331-365.5          Comparative lexicography
P367                    Dialectology
P368                    Standard language
P375-381             Linguistic geography
P501-675             Indo-European philology
P901-1091           Extinct ancient
                              and medieval languages

Call numbers outside the P range

BF455-463            Psycholinguistics
QP399                   Neurolinguistic

Language Families

PA       Classical languages (Latin and Greek)
PB       Celtic
PC       Romance languages
PD       Germanic languages
PE       English language
PG       Slavic languages
PH       Finno-Ugric
PJ        Arabic, Hebrew, Semitic, East Asian
PK       Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
PL       Turkic, and Asian languages
PM      Native American languages

Books at Other Libraries

This video demonstrates how to use our Interlibrary Loan service when you need a book that is not in our collection, or an article from a journal we don't subscribe to.


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