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26 February 2013


Don Warner Saklad

a) How do you find Dewey subject headings and such? for... "parallel text", "dual language", bilingual books.

b) What Dewey subject headings and such are there? for "parallel text", "dual language", bilingual books.

Rebecca Green

Like other general bibliographic classification systems, the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is subject-based, not form-based; it is also discipline-based. Thus there are DDC classes for bilingualism from a linguistic perspective (404.2) and bilingualism from a sociological perspective (306.446), but no notation exists that corresponds to the work’s form being bilingual, with parallel text.

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