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September 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 1,222 bibliographical references added (465,792 in total)
  • 61 journals updated

7 new language keywords:

Arbel
Chatino Sign Language
Ese
Kagoshima Japanese
Koshikijima Japanese
Miyako Ryukyuan
Patpatar

2 new subject keywords:

Cyprus
European Union


1 August 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 4,703 bibliographical references added (464,570 in total)
  • 172 journals updated

8 new journals:

42 new language keywords:

Aché Eggon Komnzo Ormuri
Acholi Ezha Komo (Nilo-Saharan) Sehwi
Agwagwune Guiqiong Koyo Soi
Alanic Gwama Kuteb South Mongo
Ale Gwari Kwegu Tugen
Baale Idoma Kyakala Tyap
Bangime Inor Mawa Uma Baha
Bena-Yungur Jeli Mesqan Viti
Bua Keiyo Nouchi World Englishes
Burarra Keliko Nyang’i
Burun Khuri Nyangatom

25 new subject keywords:

Afghanistan Kosovo Mauritius Stratal phonology
Approximant Kurdistan New Zealand Substance free phonology
Austria Language(s) of instruction Palestine Syntactic connection theory
Hungary Latvia Philippines Vector semantics
Iceland Lebanon Romania
Italy LGBTQ Rule-based phonology
Jordan Lithuania Slovakia


6 June 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 2,452 bibliographical references added (459,867 in total)
  • 88 journals updated

2 new journals:

8 new language keywords:

Birhor
Cypriot Turkish
Macanese
Sabine
Sekujam
Sɛlɛɛ
South Picene
Wano

14 new subject keywords:

Abstractive morphology
Argentina
Asia
Dependent type semantics
Egypt
Germany
Hong Kong
Iran
Macau
Poland
Scandinavia
Taiwan
Togo
Uganda


12 May 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 2,489 bibliographical references added (457,415 in total)
  • 88 journals updated

3 new journals:

23 new language keywords:

Afro-Brazilian PortugueseGuinea-Bissau PortugueseNekuSerbian recension
Angolan PortugueseJiluPoitevinSlavonic-Serbian
ArbanasiLambadiPoitevin-SaintongeaisSurgut
Cape Verdean CreoleMankiyaliSaintongeaisTelengit
Cape Verdean PortugueseMatlatzincaSão Tomé and Principe Sign LanguageUruguayan Portuguese
GhegMozambican PortugueseSão Tomé Portuguese

14 new subject keywords:

AngolaNorthern MacedoniaUzbekistan 
Applied language typologyPeruVerb of saying/speaking
KyrgyzstanSouth SudanVerb of thinking
LesothoTajikistanVietnam
MozambiqueTurkmenistan


4 April 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 2,055 bibliographical references added (454,926 in total)
  • 116 journals updated

7 new journals:

14 new language keywords:

AyereLhomi
Brazilian PortugueseMacedonian recension
Croatian recensionNajamba
HajongRussian recension
KhroskyabsSitu
KisanSonha
LangtangUmbundu

16 new subject keywords:

Bilingualism/plurilingualism (simultaneous)Maghreb
Cape York PeninsulaNatural phonology
Columbia SchoolPhonology as human behavior
Czech RepublicPolynesia
Delineation semanticsResumptive
EthiopiaSweden
Labeling algorithmTorres Strait
LibyaVerb of motion


7 March 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 1,142 bibliographical references added (452,871 in total)
  • 72 journals updated

8 new journals:

22 new language keywords:

Alor-PantarLibyan Berber
AmbulasMauritanian Arabic
Ati PimanNasal
Bak̓ʷəmk̓alaNoone
CológnoroOrokaiva
Egyptian BerberRajbanshi
ElfdalianSari
FoauSawila
FuyugTorricelli
KatxuyanaUrim
KunbarlangYapunda

New! 71 geographical keywords (list will be extended gradually)

(Former) Soviet UnionCroatiaLiberiaSiberia
AfricaEast TimorLuxembourgSierra Leone
AlgeriaEuropeMalawiSingapore
ArmeniaFinlandMalaysiaSouth Africa
BelarusFranceMexicoSouth Asia
Belgian CongoGabonMongoliaSouth Korea
BelgiumGhanaMoroccoSpain
BoliviaGreenlandNamibiaSub-Saharan Africa
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGuinea-BissauNepalSudan
BrazilIndiaNew GuineaSuriname
BruneiIndonesiaNigeriaSwitzerland
BulgariaIraqNorwayTanzania
CameroonIsraelPakistanUkraine
CanadaIstriaPapua New GuineaUSA
Cape VerdeIvory CoastPortugalVanuatu
ChinaJapanRussiaVenezuela
ColombiaKazakhstanSenegalWarruwi
Costa RicaKenyaSerbia

10 new subject keywords:

Epistemic (replaces keyword Epistemic modality)
Evaluative
LGBTQ linguistics
Pragmaticalization
Repair (replaces keyword Self-repair)
Taxis
Trill
Verb of perception


8 February 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • 1,056 bibliographical references added (451,729 in total)
  • 116 journals updated

6 new journals:

27 new language keywords:

AdygheKui (Papuan)Romagnol
AnalKulaSaihriem
AushiManda (Bantu)Sakachep
Belanda BorMandariSammarinese
BeliMomboTafi
CaijiaNalcaTrinidad and Tobago Sign Language
ChoreiNcaneWersing
HrangkholNubri
KafoaRanglong
Katcha-Kadugli-MiriReel

5 new subject keywords:

Articulatory phonology
Prototype theory
Semantic interaction theory
Temporal focus hypothesis
Whole word morphology


10 January 2019 | Monthly LBO update

  • LBO now contains over 450,000 records!
  • 2,214 bibliographical references added (450,673 in total)
  • 100 journals updated

5 new journals:

17 new language keywords:

Chaná
Charrúan
Faliscan
Hawai’i Sign Language
Isconahua
Kilmeri
Kriol
Lhokpu
Meadow Mari
Pijao
Poumei Naga
Sula
Timote-Cuica
Torres Strait Creole
Toto
Uru
Vai

6 new subject keywords:

Cognitive Metaphor Theory
Connectionism
Linguistic Realism
Person case constraint
Process-and-paradigm morphology
Theory of semantic blocks

Older news

The Linguistic Bibliography is made possible by the valuable work of our contributing linguists around the world, who gather, compile and annotate bibliographical references within their field of expertise. Click here to learn more about becoming a contributor.

Current contributors

Xosé-Afonso Álvarez, Alcalá de Henares
Portuguese / 2017-

Heather Bliss, Richmond BC
Languages of North America / 2017-

Rogier Blokland, Uppsala
Uralic languages / 2005-

Johannes Bronkhorst, Lausanne
History of Indian linguistics / 1985-

Benjamin Brosig, Taipei
Mongolian languages / 2003-

Isaac Castrillo de la Mata, Salamanca
Modern Spanish / 2017-

Central University Library of Bucharest
Research Methodology Department, Bucureşti
Romania / 1987-

Wolf Dietrich, Münster
Meso- and South-American languages / 2005-

Sofia Dmitrieva, Sankt-Peterburg
Russia / 2016-

Mengxue Duan, Junjie Liu & Guannan Zhao
China / 2018-

Yves Duhoux, Louvain-la-Neuve
Mycenaean and Minoan / 1985-

Michael Dürr, Berlin
Languages of Meso-America / 2014-

Irantzu Epelde, Bayonne
Basque / 2010-

Anna Aurelia Esposito, Würzburg
Middle Indo-Aryan / 2003-

Pierre Faure, Utrecht
Breton / 2018-

Panagiotis Filos, Ioannina
Classical and post-Classical Greek / 2017-

Federico Gobbo, Amsterdam
Planned languages / 2013-

Tatsuya Hirako, Tōkyō
Japan / 2015-

Institute for Modern Greek Studies, Thessaloniki
Greece / 1999-

Joan Julià-Muné, Lleida
Catalan / 2017-

Tamara Kalkhitashvili, Tblisi
Georgian / 2016-

Franka Kermer, Helsinki
Finland / 2017-

Krystyna Kowalik, Krakow
Poland / 2018-

Emil Lafe, Tiranë
Albanian / 1993-

Astrid Menz, Istanbul
Turkic languages / 1993-

Milica Mirkulovska, Skopje
Macedonia / 1996-

Carlos Molina Valero, Madrid
Anatolian & Proto-Indo-European / 2004-
Modern Spanish / 2017-

Jurij Mosenkis & Nazarij A. Nazarov, Kyjiv
Ukraine / 2004-

Shynar Ospankulova, Almaty
Kazakhstan / 2019-

Jana Papcunová, Praha
Czech Republic / 2000-

Ludwig Paul, Hamburg
Modern Iranian languages / 1992- 

Lăčezar Perčeklijski, Blagoevgrad
Bulgaria / 2012- 

Elisa Perotti, Leiden
Italy / 2018-

Sara Petrollino, Leiden
East African languages / 2017-

Anja Pohontsch, Bautzen/Budyšin
Sorbian / 2013- 

Xosé Luís Regueira Fernández, Santiago de Compostela
Galician / 1993-

Eva-Maria Remberger, Wien
Sardinian / 2010-

Jonas Schreiber, Erlangen
German & corpus linguistics / 2017-

Daniela Slančová & Martin Ološtiak, Prešov
Slovak Republic / 1996- 

Ágnes Stemler, Budapest
Hungary / 1996-


Jasna Vlajić-Popović, Beograd
Serbia / 1999-

Reinhard Weipert, München
Arab tradition, Arabic and Libyco-berber / 1985-

Dagmar S. Wodtko, Berlin
Celtic languages (except Brittonic) / 2001- 

List of former contributors
Introduction
Online and print
Key features
Editors
Advisory board
CIPL
Brill
Abstracting policy
Request for inclusion
History of the Linguistic Bibliography
Abbreviations used in LB

Introduction
Linguistic Bibliography Online contains over 440,000 detailed bibliographical descriptions of linguistic publications on general and language-specific theoretical linguistics. While the bibliography aims to cover all languages of the world, particular attention is given to the inclusion of publications on endangered and lesser-studied languages. Publications in any language are collected, analyzed and annotated (using a state-of-the-art system of subject and language keywords) by an international team of linguists and bibliographers from all over the world. With a tradition of over seventy years, and over 20,000 references added annually, the Linguistic Bibliography remains the most comprehensive bibliography for every scholar and student of linguistics.

Online and print
The online database Linguistic Bibliography Online includes all bibliographical references of the printed yearbooks 1993-present, as well as additional materials which are exclusive to the online version (e.g. online resources). New bibliographical descriptions on the latest linguistic publications are added to the online database on a monthly basis. Annual volumes of the Linguistic Bibliography continue to be published in print by Brill

Key Features

  • Contains over 440,000 bibliographical references
  • Links to full-text and library services
  • DOI links and abstracts increasingly available
  • Monthly updates with ± 20,000 new references added per year
  • Compiled, analyzed, and annotated by an international team of specialists
  • Includes publications written in 140+ languages (translations provided wherever relevant)
  • Simple, full-text search and advanced search
  • 800+ subject keywords and 3,600+ language keywords
  • Save, print and email bibliographic references
  • Export citations in various formats to compile and refine your own bibliography

Subjects included in Linguistic Bibliography:

  • all languages and language families
  • theoretical linguistics
  • biographical data on linguists (e.g. biographies, obituaries)

Publication forms included in Linguistic Bibliography:

  • books: monographs and edited volumes incl. Festschriften and conference proceedings
  • articles from journals incl. e-journals and open access
  • chapters from edited volumes
  • short research notes and squibs
  • reviews and review articles
  • bibliographies
  • PhD dissertations
  • textbooks and handbooks catered to students
  • online resources
  • obituaries
  • dictionaries on lesser studied languages
  • primary sources and language documentation, especially of lesser studied languages, e.g. corpora, vocabularies

Editors
The Linguistic Bibliography is currently edited by three in-house editors who are located at the Brill office in Leiden. To contact the editors, you may send an email to [email protected] or view the List of editors.

Advisory Board
Prof. Willem Adelaar (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Prof. Peter Austin (SOAS/ELAP, London, United Kingdom)
Prof. Bernard Comrie (MPI/EVA, Leipzig, Germany)
Prof. William Croft (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA)
Prof. Christian Lehmann (University of Erfurt, Germany)

CIPL
The Linguistic Bibliography/Bibliographie Linguistique was founded in 1946 by CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes/Permament International Committee of Linguists) and continues to receive its support to this day. CIPL is an international organization founded to assist in the development of linguistic science. It tries to further linguistic research and to co-ordinate activities undertaken for the advancement of linguistics.
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Brill
The Linguistic Bibliography is published in print and online by academic publisher Brill. Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden, (The Netherlands) with a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Brill was listed at the Amsterdam Stock exchange in 1896. Brill shares have been publicly traded since 1997.

Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill publications also include the imprints Brill | Nijhoff, Brill | Rodopi, Brill | Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing.
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Abstracting policy
As of 2012, the Linguistic Bibliography Online includes abstracts and summaries in bibliographical descriptions of books and articles. This service to our users is exclusively available in the online version of the Linguistic Bibliography, i.e. abstracts do not appear in the annual print volumes. Abstracts are displayed as they appear in the original publication, although formats may be edited for technical reasons, and copyright remains with the author and/or publisher.

We are much obliged to the publishers, organizations and journal editors providing abstracts free-of-charge and granting us permission to display them in our online database. Click here to view the full list of cooperating institutions.

Request for inclusion
To request the inclusion/indexation of a journal or other type of publication in the Linguistic Bibliography, please send an email with details of the publication (URL if possible) to [email protected]. All suggestions will be processed very carefully by the editorial staff. Click here for more information about the criteria for inclusion.

History of the Linguistic Bibliography/Bibliographie Linguistique
The idea of compiling a linguistic bibliography was conceived in 1946, at the sixth meeting of the CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes/Permament International Committee of Linguists) in Paris. The bibliography would cover linguistic publications of the previous years in order to re-establish international contacts between linguists which had been interrupted by World War II. Linguists from ten different countries contributed to the first volume, which was was the responsibility of Prof. Christine Mohrmann, who soon entrusted the work to Jan Beylsmit. In 1948, the newly founded UNESCO agreed to make a financial contribution to each volume, which would cover the printing costs. In 1949, the first volume of the Linguistic Bibliography/Bibliographie Linguistique (LB) was published by publishing house Spectrum (Utrecht, The Netherlands).

From then on, new volumes of the LB yearbook were published, first with Spectrum, then with Martinus Nijhoff (1980-), Kluwer (1988-), Springer (2005-), and finally Brill (2008-). From 1983, the LB staff were housed in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), where an online bibliographical database was developed. The Linguistic Bibliography Online (LBO) was launched in 2002 and contains all bibliographical references from 1993 onwards.

Today, the Linguistic Bibliography print volumes and online database are published with Brill (Leiden, The Netherlands), and are compiled by four in-house editors and some 40 contributors from all over the world. The print volumes continue to appear annually, and the Linguistic Bibliography Online currently is updated monthly.

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Abbreviations used in LB
Click here to open a pdf with English, French, German and Russian abbreviations used in LB.