The Linguistics Library holds books and journals on linguistics, references on Philippine and other Asian languages and cultures, as well as the theses and dissertations written by the Department’s alumni. The library also holds literature in various Asian languages, including Japanese mangas and Korean children’s literature.
Most of the books in the Library were donated by various individuals and institutions. Among the notable donors include the late Dr. Isidore Dyen, an eminent American linguist in the field of Austronesian linguistics, who donated to the Department his collection of books on Austronesian languages, Dr. Michael Forman, professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Australian National University, and the Japan Science Society
You can explore titles included in the Library’s collection by going to the University Library’s online Tuklas database. All materials in the Library’s collection are considered room-use only (i.e., not available for loan, except for the Department’s faculty and staff).
Guidelines for Accessing the Linguistics Library Materials
(as of April 2023)
The room where the Linguistics Library collection is currently held is not yet ready to receive users wanting to access the materials due to some ongoing structural and electrical repairs.
Palma Hall Rm. 223 has been designated as the Linguistics Library’s temporary reading room for in-person access of the Department Library materials. At the moment, up to six (6) people can use the reading room at the same time. Any user intending to access library materials in-person should set an appointment by following the instructions listed in the drop-down menu below.
Users may also request for digital copies of the materials that we have on-hand (subject to copyright and fair use rules). This service is only available to UP Diliman students, faculty, and staff.
Please check first on Tuklas if the material that you require is indeed available at our Library.
Library users are highly encouraged to send an email to the librarian first before conducting any transactions.
For further inquiries, please contact our library assistant, Mr. Edgar James Laron, by sending an email to email@example.com.