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Spanish Language and Literature

Information on researching Spanish language and literature

Electronic Databases for Linguistic Research

The following databases are useful when researching linguistic topics, such as second-language acquisition or sociolinguistics.

Books in the Catalog

A Dictionary of Linguistics & Phonetics. 4th ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Call Number: Ref P29 .C65
Contains various aspects of linguistic theory and research, including the developing terminology of principles in syntax, contemporary semantics; and speech recognition and synthesis.
Enciclopedia Linguística Hispánica. 3 volumes. Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienti´ficas, 1960-
Call Number: Ref PC45 .E5
Provides a scholarly treatment of peninsular Spanish. Bibliographic footnotes are included.
International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Call Number: Ref P29 .I58
Includes articles on specific languages or language families. Describes many linguistic sub-specialties and concepts.
Introducción a la Linguística Hispánica. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Call Number: PC4073 .H83
Covers the structure, history, and dialects of the Spanish language. The text is clear and accessible with exercises accompanying each chapter.
Linguística iIbero-Románica; Crítica Retrospective. Madrid, Editorial Gredos, 1974.
Call Number: PC4097 .C357
Reviews work done since 1870 and also evaluates the contributions of major scholars in the field.
The LINGUIST List -- Learn Spanish
The Syntax of Spanish. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Call Number: PC4361 .Z34
An introduction to Spanish syntax. Following a descriptive overview of the major characteristics of the grammar, the book describes facts about Spanish, such as its word order, notions of "subject," "direct object," "auxiliary verb" and so forth.