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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 2019 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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