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An informative guide to the ever-changing world of languages. The origins of language have long been the subject of myth and conjecture. Today, scientists and scholars are rendering these origins less obscure with clues from linguistic and archaeological evidence. Written by a panel of eminent linguists, The Atlas of Languages, Revised Edition guides the general reader through the mysterious and exciting world of languages and linguistics. In a detailed account of the language families of each region of the world, this comprehensive work identifies and explains interesting and sometimes unique features of vocabulary and grammar. The evolution of more than 200 languages and their deep-seated similarities as well as surprising differences are revealed in clear, precise language. The writing systems of the world are also examined in some detail, and the issue of disappearing languages is addressed. Languages that are threatened with extinction, as local languages vanish along with traditional ways of life, are identified, and efforts to preserve and revive them are reviewed within this framework. Illuminating the informative text are photographs; full-color maps that reflect the historical and contemporary geographical distribution of languages; fascinating box features that highlight points of general interest; and an extensive glossary.

Synopsis:

In a detailed account of the language families of each region of the world, this comprehensive work identifies and explains interesting and sometimes unique features of vocabulary and grammar. The evolution of more than 200 languages is revealed.

Synopsis:

The origins of language have long been the subject of myth and conjecture. Today

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816051236
Editor:
Comrie, Bernard
Editor:
Matthews, Stephen
Editor:
Comrie, Bernard
Editor:
Matthews, Stephen
Editor:
Polinksy, Maria
Author:
Comrie, Bernard
Editor:
Polinksy, Maria
Publisher:
Facts on File
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Atlases - General
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Facts on File Library of Language and Literature
Series Volume:
no. UT-02.05
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.82x9.06x.85 in. 2.88 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Facts on File - English 9780816051236 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a detailed account of the language families of each region of the world, this comprehensive work identifies and explains interesting and sometimes unique features of vocabulary and grammar. The evolution of more than 200 languages is revealed.
"Synopsis" by , The origins of language have long been the subject of myth and conjecture. Today
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.
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