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On this page you will find a selection of resources concerning Linguistics. You are welcome to contact us in case you need help, or if you have suggestions for additional information for the page.

Reference Works


  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    LLBA is the largest linguistic bibliography. It contains references to language-scientific literature (journal articles, articles in books, books and more) about all linguistic topics and branches as well as all languages.
  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLLDB)
    Bibliography focusing on the English language, Germanic, Romance languages and Slavic as well as general language science.
  • EMCA Bibliography Database
    The EMCA Bibliography database tracks academic publications relevant to Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. You can browse, search and filter the database by year, author, tag/keyword and publication type. There is link to full text access for articles (etc.) held by AU Library. The EMCA bibliography was initiated and has been maintained by Paul ten Have on the EMCA news website since the early 1990s.    
  • MLA International Bibliography
    References to articles and books within literature- and language studies. Usually the articles are available in full-text. Covers European, Asian, American and Africa languages and literary fields.
  • Bibliografie van de Nederlandse taal- en literatuurwetenschap (BNTL)
    References to articles and books within Netherlands, Flemish and foreign publications on literature- and language studies. The articles are available in full-text where it is possible.

Article Databases

    Journal database with full-text access to the leading journals within all subject areas. Usually it is not possible to access the most recent 3-5 volumes, but it is possible to access publications before that.
  • Project Muse
    Journal database with full-text access to high quality journals within the humanities and social science. The database provides access to the most recent issues and sometimes to older issues (back issues) as well.


  • Language and Linguistics Compass
    Language and Linguistics Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline e.g. cognitive science of language, pragmatics and semantics and sociolinguistics.



  • KorpusDK
    KorpusDK is a digital reference work providing insight into the Danish language, as well as showing how Danish has been used in common texts around the years of 1990 and 2000.


  • Ordbogen.com
    Collection of dictionaries which contains Ordbogen.com and Gyldendals Ordbøger. The collection of dictionaries covers a large number of subject areas and languages. The list of all relevant dictionaries is obtained when you search a word.
  • Ordnet.dk
    A website that gives access to free Danish on-line dictionaries and text corpora.

  • Ordbog over det danske Sprog (ODS)
    With about 250.000 words, expressions and terms from 1700 ontil 1950 is ODS Denmark’s  most comprehensive dictionary.
  • IATE
    IATE (Interactive Terminology for Europe) is the EU's terminology database. It has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and management of EU-specific terminology. The data in IATE is mostly entered by the translators and terminologists of the language services of the institutions of the European Union.

Translation Studies

  • Handbook of Translation Studies (HTS)
    HTS is an extensive reference work in the research field of translation and interpretation covering topics such as translation theory and history, intercultural communication, adaptation, interpretation and terminology.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies
    The reference work gives a detailed overview of translation studies and reflects the interdisciplinary diversity. The articles are all written by leading specialists in the area and besides traditional topics such as equivalence, translation strategies and new translations it also covers areas such as censorship, publication, semiotics, sociology and cultural studies.
  • Translation Studies Bibliography (TSB)
    TSB is an extensive bibliography within the research fields of translation and interpretation. Covers topics such as translation theory and history, intercultural communication, adaptation, interpretation and terminology.


Special Topics

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Language teaching and Learning
    An A-Z reference work.
    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study.
  • Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed. General series
    The series deals with e.g. bilingualism and multilingualism, linguistic and cultural minorities, bilingual and multilingual teaching, and Danish as a foreign and second language. Four books, containing both Danish and English texts, are published annually. The separate titles can all be found through library.au.dk. Many of the publications are published in a pdf-format, and can be downloaded for free from the website.
  • Studier i Parallelsproglighed
    Published under the peer-reviewed printed series “Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed”. The separate titles can all be found through library.au.dk.
  • Encyclopedia of Rhetoric
    Provides a thorough overview of rhetoric. The articles are written by leading specialists and the work includes the many subject areas related to rhetoric: classical studies, philosophy, literature, literature theory and culture studies as well as communication and media studies.


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