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Foreign Language Research Guide

A research guide for students studying foreign languages.



Foreign Language at Columbia State


Learning a second (and third!) language is not only a good way to enrich your experience of the world, but it's also a good way to separate yourself from other job seekers in the workforce.

The Foreign Language emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school. Trained language interpreters and translators have job opportunities in a wide range of fields, including translating documents, conference interpreters, judiciary interpreters and medical translators as well as teachers and professors in higher education. Most jobs are found in large urban areas like Washington D.C.

Finding Foreign Language Resources in the Library

Library of Congress Classification &

Relevant Subject Headings

  • Subclass P
    • P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
    • P1-85 General P87-96 Communication. Mass media
    • P94.7 Interpersonal communication
    • P95-95.6 Oral communication. Speech
    • P98-98.5 Computational linguistics. Natural language processing
    • P99-99.4 Semiotics. Signs and symbols
    • P99.5-99.6 Nonverbal communication
    • P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
    • P118-118.75 Language acquisition
    • P121-149 Science of language (Linguistics)
    • P201-299 Comparative grammar
    • P301-301.5 Style. Composition. Rhetoric
    • P302-302.87 Discourse analysis
    • P306-310 Translating and interpreting
    • P321-324.5 Etymology
    • P325-325.5 Semantics
    • P326-326.5 Lexicology
    • P327-327.5 Lexicography
    • P375-381 Linguistic geography
    • P501-769 Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) philology
    • P901-1091 Extinct ancient or medieval languages
  • Subclass PB
    • PB1-3029 Modern languages. Celtic languages
    • PB1-431 Modern languages
    • PB1001-3029 Celtic languages and literature
    • PB1101-1200 Goidelic. Gaelic
    • PB1201-1449 Irish
    • PB1501-1709 Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic, Erse)
    • PB1801-1867 Manx PB1950 Pict
    • PB2001-3029 Brittanic group
    • PB2101-2499 Welsh. Cymric
    • PB2501-2621 Cornish
    • PB2801-2932 Breton. Armorican
    • PB3001-3029 Gaulish
  • Subclass PC
    • PC1-5498 Romance
    • PC1-400 General
    • PC601-872 Romanian
    • PC901-986 Raeto-Romance Including Romansh
    • PC1001-1977 Italian
    • PC1981-1984 Sardinian
    • PC2001-3761 French
    • PC2700-(3708) Dialects. Provincialisms
    • PC2813-(2898) Old French
    • PC3201-3366 Provencal (Old)
    • PC3371-3420.5 Modern patois of South France
    • PC3420.8-3495 Langue d'oc dialects
    • PC3721-3761 Slang. Argot
    • PC3801-3976 Catalan
    • PC4001-4977 Spanish
    • PC5001-5498 Portuguese
  • Subclass PD
    • PD1-(7159) Germanic
    • PD1-780 General
    • PD1001-1350 Old Germanic dialects
    • PD1101-1211 Gothic
    • PD1501-(7159) North Germanic. Scandinavian
    • PD2201-2393 Old Norse. Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian
    • PD2401-2446 Modern Icelandic
    • PD(2501)-2999 Norwegian
    • PD3001-3929 Danish
    • PD5001-5929 Swedish
    • PD(6000)-(7159) Scandinavian dialects, Modern

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