Linguistics and Languages

Collection Statement

Matching the emphases of the University's Department of Linguistics, the SSHL collection in linguistics emphasizes theoretical over applied linguistics. Research-level collections in the theory of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, typology and the emerging field of optimality theory are maintained, as are collections to support the more experimental fields of psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, first and second language acquisition, discourse analysis, pidgins and creoles, and computational and mathematical linguistics. Works on individual languages are collected more selectively, and are chosen to match current faculty interest. Spanish, Russian, Uralic, Japanese, languages of the Caucasus, American Sign Language, modern Greek, Uto-Aztecan, and Ethiopian Semitic languages are among those currently collected most extensively. To support interdisciplinary research and undergraduate instruction in a wide variety of foreign languages, dictionaries and grammars of all languages and dialects are acquired as funding permits.

Key Resources for Linguistics and Languages

Course Materials

Contact Information

Rob Melton
Librarian - Literature, Linguistics, Theater & Dance
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone (858) 534-7573
Fax (858) 534-7548