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BISAC Subject Headings List, Foreign Language Study
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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2017 Edition.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

Use subjects in this section for works about the languages specified, whether these works are of an instructional, historical, or linguistic nature.  Do not use subjects in this section to indicate the language of a work: works should be classified based on their subject content without regard to the language in which they are written (of course, if a work is about a language and written in that language, a subject in this section should be assigned).

FOR000000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General

FOR001000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / African Languages (see also Swahili)

FOR033000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Ancient Languages (see also Latin)

FOR002000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Arabic

                      FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Australian Languages see Oceanic & Australian Languages

FOR034000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Baltic Languages

FOR029000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Celtic Languages

FOR003000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese

FOR035000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Creole Languages

FOR036000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Czech

FOR004000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Danish

FOR006000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Dutch

FOR007000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language

FOR037000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Finnish

FOR008000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / French

FOR009000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / German

FOR010000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Greek (Modern)

FOR011000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Hebrew

FOR038000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Hindi

FOR012000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Hungarian

FOR030000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Indic Languages

FOR013000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Italian

FOR014000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Japanese

FOR015000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Korean

FOR016000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Latin

FOR017000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Miscellaneous

FOR005000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Multi-Language Dictionaries

FOR018000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Multi-Language Phrasebooks

FOR031000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Native American Languages

FOR039000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Norwegian

FOR032000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Oceanic & Australian Languages

FOR045000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Old & Middle English

FOR040000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Persian

FOR019000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Polish

FOR020000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Portuguese

FOR041000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Romance Languages (Other)

FOR021000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Russian

FOR022000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Scandinavian Languages (Other)

FOR023000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Serbian & Croatian

FOR024000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Slavic Languages (Other)

FOR025000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Southeast Asian Languages (see also Vietnamese)

FOR026000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish

FOR042000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Swahili

FOR043000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Swedish

FOR027000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Turkish & Turkic Languages

FOR044000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Vietnamese

FOR028000    FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Yiddish

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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