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BISAC Subject Headings List, Language Arts and Disciplines

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Use subjects in this section for general works on language, for works about the English language in particular, or for works on disciplines closely related to language arts.  For works about specific languages other than English, or about English as a second language, use subjects in the FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY section.

 

LAN000000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General

 

LAN001000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Alphabets & Writing Systems

 

LAN004000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies

 

LAN022000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Editing & Proofreading

 

LAN006000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation

 

LAN007000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Handwriting

 

LAN008000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism

 

LAN029000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Lexicography

 

LAN025000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General

 

LAN025010 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Administration & Management

 

LAN025020 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Archives & Special Libraries

 

LAN025030 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Cataloging & Classification

 

LAN025040 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Collection Development

 

LAN025060 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Digital & Online Resources

 

LAN025050 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / School Media

 

LAN009000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General

 

LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Computational see COMPUTERS / Natural Language Processing

 

LAN024000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology

 

LAN009010 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative

 

LAN009020 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology

 

LAN011000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology

 

LAN009030 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics

 

LAN009040 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics

 

LAN016000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics

 

LAN009050 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics

 

LAN009060 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax

 

LAN010000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy

 

LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Proofreading see Editing & Proofreading

 

LAN026000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Public Speaking & Speech Writing

 

LAN027000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Publishers & Publishing Industry

 

LAN012000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Readers

 

LAN013000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reading Skills

 

LAN015000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric

 

LAN017000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Sign Language

 

LAN018000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Speech & Pronunciation

 

LAN021000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary

 

LAN020000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching

 

LAN028000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals

 

LAN023000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting

 

LAN005000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / General

 

LAN005010 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Academic & Scholarly *

 

LAN002000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Authorship

 

LAN005020 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Business Aspects *

 

LAN005030 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Children's & Young Adult*

 

LAN005040 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Composition *

 

LAN005050 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Fiction Writing *

 

LAN005060 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Nonfiction (incl. Memoirs)*

 

LAN005070 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Poetry *

 

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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