MARC 377 Associated Language

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MARC field 377 in the authority and bibliographic formats contains codes for languages associated with persons, corporate bodies, families, works, and expressions. This field is repeatable.

Commonly-used tags

1st: Undefined

MARC language code (indicator left blank)

Subfield delimiters
ǂa Language code (R)

Policy and formulation

Authority data

  • Give MARC language codes for languages used by the entity described.
  • Only assign language codes for entities responsible for textual content. Do not use this field for artists or printmakers, for example.
  • Assign language codes to both personal and corporate headings.

Bibliographic data

  • Give codes for languages present in the work or expression being cataloged.


377  eng ǂa ita

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