Linguistic Bibliography Online

Linguistic Bibliography Online contains over 400,000 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 sixty-five years, and over 20,000 references added annually, the Linguistic Bibliography remains the most comprehensive bibliography for every scholar and student of linguistics.
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.
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Key Features • Contains over 400,000 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 2500+ 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, wordlists

Annual update fee

EUR €842.00USD $1,020.00

Online subscription price

EUR €2,808.00USD $3,376.00

Institutional outright purchase price

EUR €22,225.00USD $24,227.00

Editorial Board

Advisory Board: Willem Adelaar ( Leiden University) Peter Austin ( SOAS/ELAP) Bernard Comrie ( MPI/EVA and the University of California Santa Barbara) William Croft ( University of New Mexico) Christian Lehmann ( University of Erfurt)


Linguists studying any aspect of general linguistics, individual languages or language families. Scholars and institutions who like to keep abreast of publications in the field of endangered languages and minority languages.