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Linguistics: Background

Subject guide for Linguistics

Print and Electronic Reference Books

Electronic reference resources may be useful for starting your research.  Information in reference materials can lay the foundation for effective research. Just copy and paste the title into OneSearch and limite to Books and Media in CSUF.

Print Reference Materials:

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages
  • Dictionary of Language and Linguistics
  • Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
  • Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics


Type the name of the language followed by the word language dictionaries into OneSearch and limit to Books and Media in CSUF. Examples:

  • Arabic language dictionaries
  • Chinese language dictionaries
  • Spanish language dictionaries
Electronic Reference Materials: