Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) is a bibliographic database of international literature on linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences (e.g. applied linguistics, learning disabilities, phonology, psycholinguistics, etc.).
LLBA contains a thesaurus in which you can select search terms from a controlled vocabulary and include them in your search.
In all databases on the Proquest platform you can use boolean operators to broaden your search (OR) or to make it more specific (AND/NOT). When combining several operators within one search, use brackets to safeguard the order of operations within your search.
- Replace characters with a question mark (?).
- You can use this wildcard in the middle or at the end of a word.
- for example: ne?t provides results for next, neat and nest
- You can use more than one of these wildcards within one word
- The asterisk (*) can be used for variations of a word.
- for example: farm* provides results for farm, farms, farmer, farming
- for example: colo*r provides results for colour, color
The Near-operator NEAR/n or N/n: this operator allows you to determine how far removed two search words can appear in any order. To do so, replace the 'n' by a number (e.g. media N/3 women). Always use the slash character (/) in this context.
The Pre-operator PRE/n or P/n: to search for articles containing a search term that occurs within a certain number of words before a second term (e.g. shares P/4 technologies). Always use the slash character (/) in this context.
You can copy and paste a citation using the Cite button.
Or you can export the reference into Zotero or another reference manager by downloading the RIS-file.
Last modified May 3, 2022, 4:03 p.m.