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BISAC Subject Headings List, Foreign Language Study
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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 alsoSwahili)

FOR033000 FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Ancient Languages (see alsoLatin)

FOR002000 FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Arabic

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Australian LanguagesseeOceanic & 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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