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041 - Language Code (R)

MARC 21 LITE Bibliographic
April 2008

Codes for languages associated with an item when the language code in field 008/35-37 of the record is insufficient to convey full information. Includes records for multilingual items, items that involve translation, and items where the medium of communication is a sign language. Sources of the codes are: MARC Code List for Languages or other code lists such as ISO 639-1 (Codes for the representation of names of languages - Part 1 : alpha-2 code).

[Link to MARC 21 Concise Formats]

First - Translation indication
0 - Item not a translation/does not include a translation
1 - Item is or includes a translation
Second - Source of code
# - MARC language code
7 - Source specified in subfield $2
Subfield Codes
$a - Language code of text/sound track or separate title (R)
Language code in the first occurrence of subfield $a is also recorded in 008/35-37 (Language) unless 008/35-37 contains blanks (###) or the code "zxx" (No linguistic content).
$h - Language code of original and/or intermediate translations of text (R)
Language code(s) for intermediate translations; codes precede those for original languages.
$2 - Source of code (NR)
041 0#$aeng$afre
041 1#$aeng$hger$hswe
041 07$aen$afr$ait$2 [Code for ISO 639-1]
041 1#$aeng$hger$hswe
041 07$aen$afr$ait$2 [Code for ISO 639-1]
041 0#$aeng$afre

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