LLBA Database

What is LLBA?

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

  • Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
  • Covers various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
  • Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.

How do I find it?

From the Dallas International Library homepage:

  • Click on A to Z Index to E-resources.
  • Scroll down to LLBA and click on it.
  • For searching, select Basic or Advanced.
  • Enter search terms.

Helpful Tip #1: Advanced Search

For an Advanced Search, use the drop down box to select:

  • Anywhere (location)
  • Author
  • Document Title
  • Publication Title (Journal title)
  • Subject heading
  • Identifier (keyword)

You can sort by:

  • Publication date
  • Relevance


Search for “Mandarin” and “Grammar”
Linking Semantics and Syntax in Mandarin Verbs: A Role and Reference Grammar Account Chang, Jung-hsing. Language and Linguistics 8.1 (Jan 2007): 4316.

Self Quiz:

Of what type of material is this a citation?

This is a citation of an article in a journal.
The clue is the volume and issue number (8.1) and the month in the date (Jan 2007).

What is the title of the journal?

The title of the journal is Language and Linguistics.

What is the title of the article?

The title of the article is Linking Semantics and Syntax in Mandarin Serial Verbs: A Role and Reference Grammar Account.

To see if Dallas International has this journal, by what element would you search for it on the Dallas International catalog?

To see if Dallas International Library has this journal, always search by the journal title (in this case, Language and Linguistics).

Helpful Tip #2: Search Tips

  • Narrow search results by using limiters in the right column.
  • Check boxes to the side of records of interest.
  • Click on Selected Items on the light blue bar to remove all except those records of interest.
  • Click on a title to read its abstract and find similar materials.

Helpful Tip #3: Creating a My Research Account

You may open a free My Research account on the top right of the dark blue bar. Do this by creating your own user name and password.

From then on you may save your marked search records by clicking on Save to My Research on the light blue bar. The records will be saved to folders that you make within My Research. Make a folder for each class or research paper!