Applied Linguistics: Books & eBooks

A research guide for Applied Linguistics

PSU Library Catalog - Books


Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.


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Requesting Books from Summit

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.

Requesting Books through ILL

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

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

Languages, Modern

Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition

Language and Education


Education, Bilingual


Computational linguistics



Translating and interpreting

English language Foreign speakers (ESL)


Speech Acts




Call Numbers

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