How do I use LLBA database?
Language and Language Behavior Abstracts
What is LLBA?
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

  • Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
  • Covers various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
  • Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.
How do I find it?
From the GIAL Library homepage:
  • Click on A to Z Index to E-resources.
  • Scroll down to LLBA.
  • Searching: Select Basic or Advanced.
  • Enter search terms.
Advanced Search:
Use drop down box to select:
  • Anywhere
  • Author
  • Document Title
  • Publication Title (Journal title)
  • Subject heading
  • Identifier (keyword)
Sort by:                                   
  • Publication date
  • Relevance
Example: Search for "Mandarin" and "Grammar"
Linking Semantics and Syntax in Mandarin Verbs: A Role and Reference Grammar Account Chang, Jung-hsing. Language and Linguistics 8.1 (Jan 2007): 4316.

Self Quiz:
Of what type of material is this a citation? Answer
What is the title of the journal? Answer
What is the title of the article? Answer
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  • Narrow search results by using limiters in the right column.
  • Check boxes to the side of records of interest.
  • Click on Selected Items on light blue bar to remove all except those records of interest.
  • Click on title to read abstract and find similar materials.
You may open a free My Research account on the top right of the dark blue bar. Do this by creating your own user name and password.
From then on you may save your marked search records by clicking on Save to My Research on the light blue bar, to folders that you make within My Research. Make a folder for each class or research paper!

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