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Subject Guide for Linguistics

"Language has been the master tool which man, in his endless adventure after knowledge and power, has shaped for himself, and which, in its turn, has shaped the human mind as we know it. It has continuously extended and conserved the store of knowledge upon which mankind has drawn. It has furnished the starting-point of all our science. It has been the instrument of social cohesion and of moral law, and through it human society has developed and found itself. Language, indeed, has been the soul of mankind." – L.S. Amery, Thought and Language, 1949.


This subject guide will help you find librarian-selected resources for linguistics research. Use the links at left to locate the information you need. If you have questions, you can contact:

Vicki Gruzynski

Social Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian