Review by Choice Review
This latest addition to the very useful "Reference Sources in the Humanities Series" includes coverage of reference works in linguistics and language study published between 1957 and 1989. The emphasis is on monographic and serial reference works, particularly in English, though there is good coverage of French, German, and Russian sources. Types of works included are dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, indexes, directories, biographies, guides and manuals, atlases, and online and CD-ROM databases. The guide is divided into three parts: Part 1, "General Linguistics," includes works on theoretical linguistics, such as morphology, syntax, semantics, etc.; Part 2, "Allied Areas," covers such topics as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and anthropological linguistics; Part 3, "Languages," lists "works covering many languages as well as those devoted to an individual language or a particular group. . .of languages." The annotations are surprisingly lengthy and detailed for a work of this type and tend to be largely descriptive, though some evaluations and comparisons to similar works are made. Librarians will be pleased with the bibliographic citations for each work, which are very comprehensive, even including LC card numbers and ISBNs. This well-organized, current, and eminently useful work will, as intended, serve the needs of "undergraduate and graduate students, professors and researchers (in linguistics or related fields), and librarians interested in developing collections or providing reference help."-J. R. Luttrell, Princeton University
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Review by Booklist Review
Updating a work published in 1991, this volume in the Reference Sources in the Humanities series extends coverage through 1998. There are approximately 500 new entries, 50 of them for Web sites.
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.