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New Books on Language & Linguistics at UBC

Subject Headings

Books on Language and Linguistics can be found in the UBC Library Catalogue using the following subject headings:

Anthropological linguistics
Applied linguistics
Cognitive grammar
Comparative linguistics
Computational linguistics
Contrastive linguistics
Conversation analysis
English language
Generative grammar
Grammar, Comparative and general
Grammar, Comparative and general - Morphology
Grammar, Comparative and general - Phonology
Grammar, Comparative and general - Syntax
Historical linguistics
Indians of North America - Canada - Languages
Indians of North America - Languages
Language acquisition
Language and culture
Language and languages
Linguistics - Methodology
Linguistics - Research
Second language acquisition

Browse the Stacks

One way to find books on your topic is to browse the call number range in the area of research you are interested in. You can also browse the call number virtually using the UBC Library Catalogue to see what materials on that topic are available in all locations at UBC Library. Once you find a good book on your topic, click the hyperlinked call number in the catalogue to see a list of related items.

Linguistics and Language Call Number Ranges
P – Language and Literature
  • P – Communication in general, including general linguistics. Specific numbers, or ranges of numbers, are used to sub-classify, e.g. P 37 psycholinguistics; P 41 sociolinguistics; P 215-240 phonology; P 301 discourse analysis and stylistics.
  • PA – Classical Philology (Greek and Latin)
  • PB – Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages
  • PC – Romance Languages
  • PD – Old Germanic and Scandinavian Languages
  • PE – English Language
  • PF – Dutch, Flemish, and German Languages
  • PG – Slavic Languages and Literature
  • PH – Finno-Ugrian, Basque Languages & Literature
  • PJ-PL – Oriental Languages
  • PM – American Indian and Artificial Languages


  • BF – Psychology (especially near BF 723, for cognition)
  • QP399 – Neurological/psychological aspects of language
  • Z 7001-04 – Some bibliographies of linguistics