English Language and Linguistics subject guide



Finding journal articles

The easiest way to find journal articles is to do a keyword search for your topic in LibrarySearch.

We also have a range of databases to help you find journal articles and other relevant material for your subject (they may not all be included in LibrarySearch).

Some databases only give you the reference, but most provide a 'Full text' button if we have a subscription to the article. All our databases are listed in the A-Z of e-resources.

Databases for English Language Studies

Database Description
Academic Search Complete
(from EBSCO)
Full text for many journal articles covering social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals, plus indexes and abstracts
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (from ProQuest) Abstracts and indexes for the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences, covering all aspects of the study of language
MLA Bibliography (Modern Language Association) (from EBSCO) Modern Language Association index to material on languages, literatures and linguistics published since 1963
MLA Directory of Periodicals Information on journals and book series within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography, including contact details, descriptions of scope, peer review, and submission guidelines
Web of Science Despite its name, this indexes over 8,000 journals from all subjects published from 1970 onwards. It also gives citation data.
Zetoc Mainly a current awareness service from data provided by the British Library. It includes searchable details of 20,000 journal titles and 16,000 conference proceedings covering all subject areas from 1993 onwards.

Personal current awareness services based on table of contents information from individually selected journal titles or selected keywords are also available from Zetoc Alert and Zetoc RSS.

List of useful journal titles

The following list gives a few examples of journals that are of interest for English Langage and Linguistics. Many are also available in full text online. Check LibrarySearch for specific titles.

  • Ambit
  • Applied linguistics
  • Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Critical discourse studies
  • Functions of language
  • International Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
  • Journal of Child Language
  • Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • Journal of East Asian Linguistics
  • Journal of French Language Studies
  • Journal of linguistics
  • Language & Communication (Psychology)
  • Language : journal of the Linguistics Society of America
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature : journal of the Poetics and Linguistics Association
  • Language and Speech (Psychology)
  • Language in Society (Anthropology & Conservation)
  • Language Policy
  • Language Resources and Evaluation
  • Language Sciences
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Lingua nostra
  • Linguistic inquiry
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistische Berichte
  • Narrative (English)
  • Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
  • Natural Language Semantics
  • North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Oceanic Linguistics
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Southwest Journal of Linguistics
  • Style
  • Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
  • Text & talk
  • Text & Talk (Psychology)
  • Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie

You may also find you need to consult film studies journals, eg:

  • Sight and Sound
  • International Film Review

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Last Updated: 22/03/2018