Browse the BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk. Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is the preferred subject scheme for future use. Browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
2 Language qualifiers
Do not use “2” on individual books, as it is not a valid qualifier code; select appropriate qualifier code(s) from Section 2 below
2A Indo-European languages
2B Indic, East Indo-European and Dravidian languages
2C Afro-Asiatic languages
2F Ural-Altaic and Hyperborean languages
2G East and Southeast Asian languages
2H African languages
2J American indigenous languages
2P Oceanic and Austronesian languages
2Z Other languages


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