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The subject headings used in the library catalog to describe languages and linguistic topics are quite regular. Look for the following subject phrases, and consider using them in your searches:
Language names - studies specific to a language will include "language" in the subject heading to differentiate from ethnicities with the same name. These can also be subdivided geographically.
Language families - language families or groups of related languages are described in plural form. The library catalog often suggests specific member languages as narrower search terms.
Subdivisions - used to indicate the kind of linguistic or anthropological study about a given language and its speakers.
Linguistic concepts - in additional to individual languages, linguistic concepts can be their own subject heading. These can be subdivided geographically.
|P||Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar|
|PA||Greek & Latin|
|PD||Germanic & Nordic languages|
|PF||West Germanic languages|
|PG||Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages|
|PH||Uralic languages. Basque|
|PJ||"Oriental" & Semitic languages|
|PL||Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania|
|PM||Hyperborean, American (indigenous),
and artificial languages
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