All courses in the Linguistics Programmes are taught in English, so the majority of books acquired must be in English. But since the students of the programmes study other languages as an obligatory component of the programme, the acquisition of books on linguistics in German, Italian, and Spanish is also expected.
  The Department of Modern Languages offers undergraduate programmes in Honours Linguistics, Honours Modern Languages and Linguistics, Combined Honours in Linguistics and Another Subject, as well as a Minor in Linguistics.
Most materials would come from North America, Europe and Australia. Materials published elsewhere will also be included.

Given the nature of the field, it would be expected that materials published recently, starting from the late 1970's, would represent the priority. We would expect to acquire retrospective materials also.

The materials acquired, in print or electronic format, should comprise:
  • Monographs
  • Linguistic encyclopedias, linguistic atlases
  • Semiotic dictionaries, specialized dictionaries including reverse-order indexes
  • Descriptive and theoretical grammars of any language
  • Journals and periodicals, Conference Proceedings

The long 18th century (c.1650-1800), Russell and the 20th century, and Cultural Studies have been declared Faculty of Humanities priority areas for resource allocation. 

All materials in Linguistics should be collected at the Comprehensive (A) level. The subject areas for the collection of materials are:
  • General Linguistics: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Lexicography
  • Theory and Philosophy of Language
  • Typology (including Grammars of the languages of the world)
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Theories of Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • History of Linguistics
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Pragmatics and Communication Studies
  • Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Translation Theory

Arts and Social Sciences

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