DDC 400: Language

The Public Library of Westland uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System to classify our non-fiction materials. A top level overview is here. Below is a look at the 400s.

400 | 410 | 420 | 430 | 440 | 450 | 460 | 470 | 480 | 490

400: Language

  • 401: Philosophy and theory
  • 402: Miscellany
  • 403: Dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • 404: Special topics
  • 405: Serial publications
  • 406: Organizations and management
  • 407: Education, research and related topics
  • 408: Kinds of persons treatment
  • 409: Geographic and persons treatment

410: Linguistics

  • 411: Writing systems
  • 412: Etymology
  • 413: Dictionaries
  • 414: Phonology and phonetics
  • 415: Grammar
  • 416: [Unassigned]
  • 417: Dialectology and historical linguistics
  • 418: Standard usage and applied linguistics
  • 419: Sign languages

420: English and Old English

  • 421: English writing system and phonology
  • 422: English Etymology
  • 423: English dictionaries
  • 424: [Unassigned]
  • 425: English grammar
  • 426: [Unassigned]
  • 427: English language variations
  • 428: Standard English usage
  • 429: Old English (Anglo-Saxon)

430: Germanic languages; German

  • 431: German writing systems and phonology
  • 432: German etymology
  • 433: German dictionaries
  • 434: [Unassigned]
  • 435: German grammar
  • 436: [Unassigned]
  • 437: German language variations
  • 438: Standard German usage
  • 439: Other Germanic languages

440: Romance languages; French

  • 441: French writing systems and phonology
  • 442: French etymology
  • 443: French dictionaries
  • 444: [Unassigned]
  • 445: French grammar
  • 446: [Unassigned]
  • 447: French language variations
  • 448: Standard French usage
  • 449: Occitan and Catalan

450: Italian, Romanian and related languages

  • 451: Italian writing systems and phonology
  • 452: Italian etymology
  • 453: Italian dictionaries
  • 454: [Unassigned]
  • 455: Italian grammar
  • 456: [Unassigned]
  • 457: Italian language variations
  • 458: Standard Italian usage
  • 459: Romanian and related languages

460: Spanish and Portguese languages

  • 461: Spanish writing systems and phonology
  • 462: Spanish etymology
  • 463: Spanish dictionaries
  • 464: [Unassigned]
  • 465: Spanish grammar
  • 466: [Unassigned]
  • 467: Spanish language variations
  • 468: Standard Spanish usage
  • 469: Portguese

470: Italic languages; Latin

  • 471: Classical Latin writing and phonology
  • 472: Classical Latin etymology
  • 473: Classical Latin dictionaries
  • 474: [Unassigned]
  • 475: Classical Latin grammar
  • 476: [Unassigned]
  • 477: Old, postclassical and Vulgar Latin
  • 478: Classical Latin usage
  • 479: Other Italic languages

480: Hellenic languages; classical Greek

  • 481: Classical Greek writing and phonology
  • 482: Classical Greek etymology
  • 483: Classical Greek dictionaries
  • 484: [Unassigned]
  • 485: Classical Latin grammar
  • 486: [Unassigned]
  • 487: Preclassical and postclassical Greek
  • 488: Classical Greek usage
  • 489: Other Hellenic languages

490: Other languages

  • 491: East Indo-European and Celtic languages
  • 492: Afro-Asiatic languages; Semitic languages
  • 493: Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic languages
  • 494: Altaic, Uralic, Hyperborean and Dravidian
  • 495: Languages of East and Southeast Asia
  • 496: African languages
  • 497: North American native languages
  • 498: South American native languages
  • 499: Austronesian and other languages

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