When you find an item in the catalog, if you see Summit Libraries under Libraries that own this item:, that means that the book is not in our collection but is held at one of our partner libraries. You can request the book by clicking on the book's title and then selecting the Request Summit Item link on the next page. It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
If a book you need for your research is not available in our collection or Summit, we can get it for you! Just request it through Interlibrary Loan. Please note: it can take up to 12 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan.
Subject headings allow you to search library catalogs for materials on a particular topic. Often subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords. Listed here are some major subject headings of interest for research in applied linguistics. Copies of the complete set of the Library of Congress Subject Headings are available in ready reference on the second floor.
Language and Languages
Language and Culture
Second Language Acquisition
Language and Education
Translating and interpreting
English language Foreign speakers (ESL)
Browsing the library shelves by call number ranges is another strategy for locating information on a topic; call numbers can help you get to the "right neighborhood" in the library stacks.
P | Philology. Linguistics.
P1-85 | General Philology. Linguistics.
P98-98.5 | Computational linguistics. Natural language processing.
P99.5-99.6 | Nonverbal communication.
P101-410 | Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar.
P118-118.7 | Language acquisition.
P121-149 | Science of language (Linguistics)
P201-299 | Comparative Grammar
P301-301.5 | Style. Composition. Rhetoric
P302-302.87 | Discourse analysis
P306-310 | Translating and interpreting
P321-324.5 | Etymology
P325-325.5 | Semantics
P326-326.5 | Lexicology
P327-327.5 | Lexicography
P375-381 | Linguistic geography
P501-769 | Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) philology
P901-1091 | Extinct ancient or medieval languages
PA1-199 | Classical philology
PA201-899 | Greek philology and language
PA1000-1179 | Medieval and modern Greek language
PA2001-2915 | Latin philology and language
PB | Modern European languages
PC | Romance languages
PD | Germanic languages
PE | English
PF | West Germanic
PG | Slavic. Baltic, Albanian languages and literature.
PH | Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literature
PJ1-2594 | Oriental languages and literatures
PJ3001-9293 | Semitic
PK | Indo-Iranian
PL | Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM | Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages