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Atlas of Languages : the Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World (96 - Old Edition)


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An extremely authoritative writing style, full-color illustrations, and maps combine in this ultimate exploration of the evolution of languages.

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An abundantly illustrated, attractively designed introductory reference which incorporates some combination of photos, maps, charts, and boxed features on virtually every page, yet manages an uncluttered look. Ten contributed chapters discuss the language families of each region of the world, including explanations of interesting features of grammar and vocabulary and discussion of the cultural and other aspects of language dissemination, development, and decline. The evolution of writing systems is also addressed. 9x12"
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction / by Bernard Comrie — Development and spread of languages / by Stephen Matthews — Europe and Eurasia / by Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky — South and Southeast Asia / by Stephen Matthews — Africa and the Middle East / by Owen Nancarrow — Pacific / by Maria Polinsky and Geoffrey Smith — Australia / by Peter Austin — The Americas / by John Stonham — Pidgins and Creoles / by Geoffrey Smith and Stephen Matthews — Writing systems / by Roger Woodard — Epilogue / by Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky.

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(the origin and development of languages throughout the world )
Comrie, Bernard
Polinsky, Maria
Matthews, Stephen
Facts on File, Inc.
New York :
Language and languages
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224 p.
12.00x9.09x.99 in. 2.75 lbs.

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