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Melvil Decimal System: 411

Wording: Language > Linguistics > Writing systems

Dewmoji: đŸ’Ŧ > 🏷 > ✍

0
Information
195,777
ℹī¸
1
Philosophy and Psychology
182,289
💭
2
Religion
460,996
🙏đŸŊ
3
Social Sciences
1,014,352
đŸ‘Ģ
4
Language
130,009
đŸ’Ŧ
5
Mathematics and Science
322,290
đŸ”Ŧ
6
Technology
750,603
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
693,508
🎨
8
Literature
926,050
📚
9
Biography and History
589,816
đŸ—ŋ
40
Language
9,798
đŸ’Ŧ
41
Linguistics
14,552
🏷
42
English
50,787
đŸ‡Ŧ🇧
43
German
9,979
🇩đŸ‡Ē
44
French
7,739
đŸ‡Ģ🇷
45
Italian
3,042
🇮🇹
46
Spanish
9,187
đŸ‡Ē🇸
47
Latin
2,102
📜
48
Greek
2,076
đŸ‡Ŧ🇷
49
Other Languages
20,747
🗨
410
Linguistics
3,190
🏷
411
Writing systems
579
✍
412
Etymology
277
413
Dictionaries
838
📕
414
Phonology and phonetics
777
ʔ
415
Grammar
2,975
*
416
[Formerly "Prosody"; No longer used]
77
🤷
417
Dialectology and historical linguistics
683
418
Standard usage (Prescriptive linguistics)
4,186
đŸšĢ
419
Sign languages
970
𝠀
411.0
78
411.1
3
411.2
2
411.3
1
411.4
8
411.5
4
411.6
2
411.7
Paleography and epigraphy
71
411.8
3
411.9

Works under MDS 411

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1922 Edition
Modern language
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MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

MDSScheduleRatioCount
813.5Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction > 20th Century2.1101
74XArts and Recreation > Drawing; Decoration; Design 2.1122

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What is MDS?

Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.

More recent editions of his system are in copyright, and the name "Dewey," "Dewey Decimal," "Dewey Decimal Classification" and "DDC" are registered trademarked by OCLC, who publish periodic revisions.

LibraryThing's MDS system is based on the classification work of libraries around the world, whose assignments are not copyrightable. MDS "scheduldes" (the words that describe the numbers) are user-added, and based on public domain editions of the system.

The Melvil Decimal System is NOT the Dewey Decimal System of today. Wordings, which are entered by members, can only come from public domain sources. The base system is the Free Decimal System, a public domain classification created by John Mark Ockerbloom. Where useful or necessary, wording comes from the 1922 edition of the Dewey Decimal System. Language and concepts may be changed to fit modern tastes, or to better describe books cataloged. Wordings may not come from in-copyright sources.

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