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A Guide to the World's Languages: Classification

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Publisher Comments:

This is the first of three pathbreaking volumes that will constitute a wide-ranging analytical guide to the world's approximately 5,000 languages. The volumes are written for both linguists and general readers, and this first volume in particular assumes no background in linguistics. A postscript prepared for this paperback edition takes research data to 1990. The book is illustrated with 21 maps.

Synopsis:

“A definitive reference work on the classification of human languages with state-of-the-art freshness and great clarity.”—Diachronica

“It is interesting to read, is well documented and thorough, and is useful as a work of reference.”—Modern Language Review

Synopsis:

“A definitive reference work on the classification of human languages with state-of-the-art freshness and great clarity.”—Diachronica

“It is interesting to read, is well documented and thorough, and is useful as a work of reference.”—Modern Language Review

Table of Contents

Specialists consulted; Abbreviations; A note on notation; Introduction; 1. Genetic classification: principles and methods; 2. Europe; 3. Africa; 4. Asia; 5. Oceania; 6. North and South America; 7. Prospects for future research; 8. Genetic classification of the world's languages; Postscript 1991; Index of personal names; Language group index; Language index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804718943
Author:
Ruhlen, Merritt
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Classification
Subject:
Language and languages -- Classification.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
A Guide to the World's Languages
Series Volume:
101-772
Publication Date:
19910801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
492
Dimensions:
9.01x6.02x1.08 in. 1.44 lbs.

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Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by ,
“A definitive reference work on the classification of human languages with state-of-the-art freshness and great clarity.”—Diachronica

“It is interesting to read, is well documented and thorough, and is useful as a work of reference.”—Modern Language Review

"Synopsis" by ,
“A definitive reference work on the classification of human languages with state-of-the-art freshness and great clarity.”—Diachronica

“It is interesting to read, is well documented and thorough, and is useful as a work of reference.”—Modern Language Review

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