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Linguistics: Home

A guide to linguistics collections and e-resources
Subjects: Linguistics

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Linguistics at the University of Oxford, although students or researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for general linguistics, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for Linguistics

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks for Linguistics and printed books, including the main collections in the Taylor Institution Library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit the books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. You can find instructions for searching for relevant journals on the journals page of this guide.

Key journals:

Journal of Linguistics - the journal of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain 

Lingua - An international review of general linguistics

Language : Journal of the Linguistic Society of North-America

Die Sprache - journal of the Wiener Sprachgesellschaft.

Transactions of the Philological Society

Some of these titles are so common that they are difficult to find in the catalogue. Therefore, use the Advanced Search in SOLO, select 'title', 'starts with' and resource type 'journals'. Search Scope: 'Oxford Collections'. Please be aware that there are separate entries for print and e-versions of the same journal. 

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, images, data and more. You can find some of the key bibliographic databases for Linguistics below.  Take a look at the databases page of this guide for instructions on finding corpora and theses.

Bibliographic databases:

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