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The Languages of the World

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Publisher Comments:

This concise reference source provides the reader with a wealth of information on the world's languages and the samples of native script give a fascinating insight into the structures of many unfamiliar and exotic languages. A revealing collection of passages are reproduced in the native scripts of 200 languages, with a discussion of the characteristics of each language.

Book News Annotation:

This pocket-sized handbook for language students and linguists offers capsule information on 45 language families (from Eskimo-Aleut to Afro-Asiatic), samples of individual languages (with translations into English), and a country-by-country survey giving information about the principal languages of each of the world's 133 nations. First published in 1977 (Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.), revised in 1986, and here republished in what's identified, without explanation, as a "new edition." No bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A revealing collection of passages are reproduced in the native scripts of 200 languages, with a discussion of the characteristics of each language.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-372) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415118095
Author:
Katzner, Kenneth
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Language and languages
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
New
Series Volume:
no. L337
Publication Date:
March 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
7.85x5.13x.97 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Linguistics
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Historical and Comparative
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Reference

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