Contact: Shayee Khanaka
Scope of Collection
The Library collects materials in virtually all languages of the world. The Library collects at a research level in the academic subfields emphasized in the Linguistics Department: syntax, semantics, morphology, pragmatics, phonology, diachronic linguistics, language variation, linguistic reconstruction, typology and language universals, lexicology, as well as cognitive science, sociolinguistics, comparative and historical linguistics, and computational linguistics. For the study of linguistics, the Library has special strengths in American Indian, African, Asian, and Indo-European languages. The Library collects less comprehensively in the areas of language translation, applied linguistics (second language acquisition, language instruction and teaching English as a Second Language). The Library collects few introductory language textbooks, but does collect grammars and dictionaries.
Primary Languages and Formats
English; monographs and serials.
The Doe Library linguistics collection has a subject affinity with collections in the Moffitt Library and Anthropology, and Education/Psychology (includes language acquisition sources excluded from Doe collection) Subject Specialty libraries.
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see Linguistics.