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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

A guide to all aspects of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts including content, searching, and viewing results.

Searchable Fields

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.

Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract AB AB(stutter)
We use the journal-provided abstract with little or no modification, or have members from our editorial team write an abstract from scratch, drawing on the article’s text and concepts. Our team’s goal is to make the article’s point as clearly and succinctly as possible.
Anywhere N/A (phonology)
Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.
Author AU AU(Sparks, Richard)
Use to find documents written by a particular author. Try searching on both the full first name and initials in order to retrieve all publications by a specific author. Can be searched as (last name, first name) or (first name last name).
Author affiliation AF AF(Johns Hopkins)
Company/organization ORG ORG(Department of Education)
Search for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article.
Country of publication CP CP(France)
Document Title TI TI(Language Teaching at a Distance: An Overview of Research)
Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Identifier (keywords) IF IF(second language writing)
Location LOC LOC(China)
Search for a specific geographic area or location.
MAINSUBJECT MAINSUBJECT.EXACT MAINSUBJECT.EXACT(yoga)
This field can only be searched if the database has a thesaurus. The prefix MAINSUBJECT will be added to your search when you select the term from the Thesaurus or if you type the mnemonic. MAINSUBJECT is a way to limit to the subject heading originating from the thesaurus and does not include the use of terms coming from the location index, person index, company index or other classification terms. To search on terms that incorporate all of these subject and index terms, please use the Subject Heading field (SU).
Notes NT NT(revised by John Kearns)
Searches for keywords in Notes. Notes include Publication or document information.
Person PER PER(Alexander the Great)
Use to find articles about a person.
Publication Title PUB PUB(reading and writing)
Used to search by a specific publication or publications. You can use the index to browse the list of publication included in LLBA.
Publisher PB PB(Wiley)
Use to search for the journal publisher.
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(cognitive grammar)
Use the subject search field to look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “cognitive grammar,” will find articles with the subject cognitive grammar, construction grammar or cognitive style. To run an exact subject search where only “cognitive grammar” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.
SU.EXACT(cognitive grammar)