Specific Library facilities and resources available for students of linguistics at Oxford University.
Contact details for the Linguistics Librarian:
The Linguistics Librarian is here for you. You can:
The online Library Guide will help you to find collections, journals and specific e-resources.
How to find linguistics journals?
There are 100+ linguistics journals available in full text through Oxford E-journals or SOLO. SOLO (online catalogue + online resources) contains direct links to the catalogue and to full text e-journals.
How to search using SOLO
Search for keyword ‘linguistics’ AND select (Look for my query) ‘journals’ to find all linguistics journals.
If you want e-journals only, then also select (in) ‘online resources’
Using linguistics as a keyword will yield a high number of journals, including journals that don’t have ‘linguistics’ in the title, but you may want to use a more specific keyword, e.g. ‘morphology’ or ‘syntax’. Non-english language titles may not come up, search for these using keywords in the language concerned. The SOLO guide provides more information about search options and about how to store your titles electronically.
OxLip+ contains subscription resources including:
- Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics,
- Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts (citations and abstracts)
- MLA Bibliography (citations)
- ZETOC (citations)
In OxLip+, choose subject, scroll down for ‘linguistics’ and click on the type of resource you want, e.g. bibligraphical, reference or corpora. Please consult the OxLip+ guide for cross searching and other search options.
The Linguistics Reading Room in the Taylor Institution Library contains the largest linguistics collection including journals in Oxford. Most books can be borrowed. The Old Classification Scheme exists alongside the New Classification Scheme. You may find books on your subject in two places. For books that are held in the repository (TAY Nuneham), please place a Stack Request through SOLO or through OLIS. Reading list items are available in the Modern Languages Faculty Library.
The Bodleian Library has a large linguistics collection for reference only. The latest British publications are on open shelf in the Upper Reading Room, next to major reference works and some journals. The Bodleian Library incorporates the Oriental Institute Library and the Japanese Library
Special subjects including Psycholinguistics, Phonolgy, Phonetics and Applied Linguistics are available in other libraries in Oxford. Other libraries catering for Oxford linguists
Linguistics and Philology Common Room
This quick guide shows titles available in the Common Room, Linguistics Centre, Walton Street (not part of the Oxford University Libraries):
- Various individual titles in linguistics
- Various dictionaries, English and foreign languages
- Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
- Cambridge Studies in Linguistics — a large number of titles
- MSt, MPhil, and DPhil theses by former students
- PhD theses from other sources
Journals and working papers (various years):
- Transactions of the Philological Society
- Journal of Linguistics
- Coyote (Arizona)
- Foundation for Endangered Languages
- Atlantic Provinces
- Newcastle and Durham
- Irvine California
- Santa Cruz
- Sophia (Japan)
- UMOP (Amherst)
- ZAS (and FAS)
Here are some other libraries in Oxford that house Linguistics books (other than the Taylorian and the Bodleian):
- EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, South Parks Road
- SACKLER, St. Johns Street
- ENGLISH FACULTY, St. Cross Road
- RADCLIFFE SCIENCE LIBRARY, South Parks Road
- EDUCATION LIBRARY, Norham Gardens
- PHILOSOPHY LIBRARY, Merton Street
- EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION CENTRE, BODLEIAN LAW LIBRARY, St. Cross Road
- SCA TYLER LIBRARY, Banbury Road
- LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY CENTRE, Walton Street
1. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, South Parks Road
Contains mostly psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and child language acquisition.
2. SACKLER, St. Johns Street
Contains Ancient linguistics relating to the classical languages/periods dealt with in the Ashmolean museum. Includes Latin and Greek, Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, Acadian, Etruscan, Coptic and early Italian languages such as Umbrian and Oscan.
- 103 LINGUISTICS/PHILOLOGY
- 105 GREEK
- 107 LATIN
- 109 OTHER ANCIENT LANGUAGES
- 109.5 ETRUSCAN
- 270 CUNEIFORM TEXTS
- 380 EGYPTIAN PHILOLOGY
- 387 COPTIC PHILOLOGY
- Mi-Mii EPIGRAPHY
- Miii GREEK EPIGRAPHY
- Miv LATIN EPIGRAPHY
- Mv NON LATIN & GREEK EPIGRAPHY
3. ENGLISH FACULTY, St. Cross Road
Contains materials on General linguistics and the English language. E.g., Phonology, pidgins and Creoles, phonetics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, lexicography, theoretical linguistics.
4. RADCLIFFE SCIENCE LIBRARY, South Parks Road
Contains reading list items and a research collection on phonetics, phonology, language pathology, natural language processing.
5. EDUCATION LIBRARY Norham Gardens
Contains General linguistics and Teaching English as a Foreign Language information materials.
- 401 LANGUAGES
- 407 TEACHING LANGUAGES
- 420 TEACHING ENGLISH
- 428.24 ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
- 430.7 TEACHING GERMAN
- 440.7 TEACHING FRENCH
- 460.7 TEACHING SPANISH
- 370 LINGUISTICS COURSE BOOKS
6. PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT, Merton Street
Contains Philosophy of Language and Rhetoric materials.
- I/f PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
- I/g GENERAL LINGUISTICS SECTION
7. EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION CENTRE, BODLEIAN LAW LIBRARY,St. Cross Road
Contains general information on any European Union laws passed relating to language education, culture and linguistics.
8. SCA TYLER LIBRARY, 51 BANBURY ROAD
Contains an active collection of Anthropological Linguistics and a small older collection of African and Asian Language materials that is no longer added to.
9. LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY CENTRE, Walton Street
This is not a library as such. However, in the Common Room there are materials such as linguistics theses, MIT and other working papers and CSLI reports that can be borrowed.