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Linguistics - Profile of the Collection

The Linguistics Collection comprises about 130,000 monographs and collective works on linguistics - approximately two thirds of these were acquired after 1986. Additionally, there are numerous linguistically relevant journals on subscription. The major focus lies on publications on general linguistics and cross-lingual research topics in the applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language typology, pragmatics, linguistic logic, theory of language, semiotics, theory of translation, theory of communication, philosophy of language, etc.

The Linguistics Collection addresses also the branch of the general and comparative linguistics that studies language change and historical comparison of several languages including also the Indo-European studies.

The profile of the collection originates from the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG) that supported the acquisition at the University Library from 1950 to 2015 in the form of a Special Subject Collection General Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics.
Nevertheless, the library's holdings on grammar and analysis of single languages, that is, on linguistics of single languages, are incorporated in the collection. The available scientific literature is written in different languages. Publications written in English constitute the biggest part of the collection followed by literature in German and publications in Romance languages.

Projects, Services

The Lin|gu|is|tik portal is a research instrument for scientific information on the general and comparative linguistics / Indo-European studies, and the linguistics of single languages including small, endangered or ancient languages. It offers a unified interface for conventional works together with digital publications, open access documents and online sources such as discipline-related websites or primary research data - with focus on language corpora.

The Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL) is one of the most comprehensive sources of bibliographic information for the general linguistics with its subdomains and neighboring disciplines as well as for the English, German and Romance linguistics. The subject bibliography is based mainly on the library's holdings on linguistics. It lists monographs, dissertations, articles from periodicals, collective works, conference contributions, unpublished research papers, etc. The printed edition is published annually (at the end of each year) and covers the literature of the previous year and some supplements. Usually, it includes about 10,000 references per year. (Frankfurt a. M. : Klostermann, 1.1971/75(1976) - 44.2018 (2019))

The Bibliography of Linguistic Literature Database (BLLDB) is the Online-Version of the BLL (license required). It dates back as far as 1971 and lists about 500,000 citations. The references from the period 1971 to 2008 are freely accessible on the Internet.

The Linguistik-Repository was established with the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The aim is to make freely available electronic publications enduringly accessible online. Each document in the repository is given a unique, persistent web address (uniform resource name URN), guaranteeing thus a reliable citation form. Authors can use the repository for first or post-print online publication as well as for electronic archiving of their scientific documents. The service is free of charge for authors and readers. Under the terms of Open Access, the documents can be easily found, accessed and downloaded by everyone interested.
In order to secure their visibility and accessibility the documents are indexed in the online catalogues of the University Library, in the regional union catalogue HeBIS, by the search engine BASE as well as by the Lin|gu|is|tik portal.

Deposit Agreement

Collection since 2017: Specialised Information Service Linguistics

The Specialised Information Service Linguistics focuses on the acquisition of highly specialized, printed or electronic literature. Purchase suggestions by the research community are welcome.

Book suggestion

Within the framework of the DFG-promoted project, new bibliographic services will be provided, and, in cooperation with the Applied Computational Linguistic (ACoLi) lab at the Goethe University, innovative search functions based on Linked Open Data will be developed. Collection


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