Disciplines & Professions: Foreign Languages & Literatures
Academic Info's Foreign Language Studies Gateway
Table of contents provides main links by language and includes Sanskrit, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, and Australian Indigenous among the more common choices. Also contains an annotated list of indexes and general directories.
Center for Applied Linguistics Resources
Wide range of resources, including digests from the former ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Educational site provides a wide range of services and materials for language educators, including a question-and-answer service. Contains information on current developments in research, instructional methods and materials, program design and evaluation, teacher training, and assessment practices in language and cultural education.
Campbell, George L. Concise Compendium of the World's Languages. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Derived from the larger 2 volume Compendium of World's Languages. Lists more than 100 international languages. Provides non-technical descriptions of languages.
Cox, C. Brian, ed. African Writers. 2 vols. New York: Scribners, 1997.
A two-volume compilation of writers born in Africa or in some way significant to African literature. Entries appear alphabetically. Provides a list of author's works and a list of critical studies on each author. Also includes a chronology of African literature.
France, Peter, ed. The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. Oxford: Clarendon, 1995.
Covers more than 2,000 years of literature. Includes works from France and works in French from other countries. Entries appear alphabetically. Aimed at an audience of general readers, students, and teachers.
Garland, Mary. The Oxford Companion to German Literature. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.
This source provides historical and cultural background for German literature as well as entries on works and writers. Covers from the ninth century to the present. Frequent cross-references.
Meisami, Julie Scott, and Paul Starkey, eds. Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 1998.
Includes articles on authors, works, genres, key terms, and issues in Arabic literature. Organized alphabetically. Volume 2 includes a cumulative index.
Ward, Philip, ed. The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978.
Alphabetical listing of all types of literature and writing. Focuses mostly on notable authors and works. Includes works in Spanish from countries outside of Spain.
The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. London: Modern Humanities Research Association,1938-.
Covers Romance, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic languages and literatures. Organizes current articles and books by language, then topic and year. Provides a subject index.