- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
This item may be
Check for Availability
The Languages of the World
Synopses & Reviews
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)
A revealing collection of passages are reproduced in the native scripts of 200 languages, with a discussion of the characteristics of each language.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-372) and index.
What Our Readers Are Saying
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Linguistics