Disciplines & Professions: Linguistics
Academic Info's Linguistics Gateway
Table of contents directs you to many useful linguistics reference resources on the Web. Also includes lists of general indexes and directories, linguistics organizations, and specific foreign languages available online for study.
Open Directory's Language and Linguistics Directory
Contains listings for specific branches within the study of linguistics and links to conferences and professional publications/organizations.
The Linguist List
Well-organized site divides information into professional, pedagogic, research, publication, and support resource categories.
Yahoo!'s Linguistics and Human Languages Directory
Features an annotated list of the most popular linguistics sites, a large subject menu,, and a search function.
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (Sociological Abstracts, available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and SilverPlatter)
This database contains sources concerned with the nature and use of language. Includes areas of language study such as morphology, phonetics, and phonology, as well as specific fields of linguistics. Almost 300,000 records from 1973 to present.
Asher, R. E., ed. The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. 10 vols. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1994.
An alphabetical list of various linguistic topics. Entries are frequently cross-referenced. Also includes individuals bibliographies for each entry. Volume 10 includes a cumulative index.
Campbell, George L. Concise Compendium of the World's Languages. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Derived from the larger two-volume Compendium of World's Languages. Lists more than 100 international languages. Provides non-technical descriptions of languages.
Crystal, David. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 4th ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.
Alphabetical list of various linguistic terms. Provides brief definitions.
Crystal, David. Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997.
An encyclopedia of language topics for a general audience. Entries appear topically, and an index of languages is provided. Glossary and list of references also included.
Johnson, Keith, and Helen Johnson, eds. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics: A Handbook for Language Teaching. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.
Intended largely for those with an interest in applied linguistics as it relates to secondary and foreign language education. Covers topics on language, language learning, and language teaching. Alphabetically listed entries may be searched through the subject index. Includes bibliographic information on sources.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts. San Diego, CA: Sociological Abstracts, 1991-.
Covers world literature on topics related to language and linguistics. Indexes mostly journals. Also includes a comprehensive bibliography of book reviews. Provides subject, source, and author indices. Published 5 times a year.
Malmkjaer, Kirsten, ed. The Linguistics Encyclopedia. London: Routledge, 1991.
Alphabetical list of general linguistic topics. Provides general references as well as suggestions for further reading on specific topics.
Mey, Jacob L., ed. Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics. New York: Elsevier, 1998.
Covers issues specific to the field of pragmatics. Entries appear alphabetically and are searchable through a name or subject index. Bibliographies for individual articles. Also includes a section on biographies of important people in the field.