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blackwell phonology

Blackwell Companion to Phonology

Contact Information


Susan Jeffery

Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) Library Resources


Language/linguistics is the major focus of the CanIL Library with strong sub-foci in Bible translation, missions, literacy/education, sociolinguistics, bi- and multi-lingualism, language and culture acquisition, language teaching, language survey, linguistic analysis, discourse analysis, semantics and lexicography. As well, there are resources of interest to TESOL students, education students and communications majors. A substantial section of the library is dedicated to language-specific materials. 


The Canada Institute of Linguistics Library is a print-only library located in the CanIL Harvest Centre. It offers a reading room and study space for the use of its patrons.


9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday. Library resources can usually be accessed in the evening and on weekends as well.

Locating Materials:

  • The online catalogue is at CanIL Library Catalogue
  •  All of CanIL’s journals/periodicals are print. To determine which volumes and issues of a particular journal are available, do a title search for the journal name. 
  • There are almost 12,000 journal articles catalogued in the database (local call number is ‘PER shelf’) . Search by title and/or author of the article.
  • Journals may not be borrowed. However, students may copy (10 cents/page; 15 cents double-sided), or scan materials (free).

Subscriptions of Note:  

Items of interest:

  • 5-vol. set of The Blackwell Companion to Phonology
  • Ethnologue: languages of the world - Digital edition
  • Many of the Blackwell, Cambridge and Oxford Linguistic Handbook series
  • Many of the Routledge Language Family series
  • Many of the Yearbook of Morphology series
  • Most recent edition of the 13-vol. set of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary
  • Most recent edition of the 5-vol. set of The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
  • Good collection of books on sign language
  • Bible translation resources, including Hebrew and Greek source materials
  • 20th ed. (2013) of the Oxford Atlas of the World
  • Missions resources and missionary biographies
  • SIL-related audio-visual materials