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To find books in our collection, search QCAT by author, title, subject headings, or keyword.

To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:
Chomsky, Noam
Crystal, David
Saussure, Ferdinand
To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:
Crystal, David, 1941-
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980
To find books on a topic, use keyword boolean. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic:
language and development
linguistics and sociology
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings. Some useful Language and Linguistics subject headings are:
Language and languages
Language acquisition
Language and culture
Linguistics
Applied linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Grammar, comparative and general
Semantics
Semiotics
English language - syntax
French language - syntax
Philology

These are just some examples. It is always a good idea to look at all the subject headings ("Subject(s)") in QCAT in the full record of books that are relevant to your topic. The "Subject(s)" words and phrases are hypertext links to related resources.

Last Updated: 13 August 2009