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Linguistics Research Guide: Reviews of Current Research

Reviews of Research

Reviews of research (also called bibliographic essays or literature reviews)  are articles (or book chapters) which cite and summarize what has been published about a topic in recent years. Reviews are published in many sources: scholarly journals, yearbooks, subject encyclopedia-type "companions" and other publications. 

For busy students and scholars, reviews of research are useful shortcuts; use the reviews to gain an overview of a subfield and to quickly peruse summaries of the vast output of scholarly publications.

To find reviews of research that are published in journals, go to a database such as LLBA and enter search terms, then limit your search to reviews by selecting "Reviews" in the options under Document Type.

Some Sources of Linguistics Research Reviews

Other Sources