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Synopsis:

This book describes the most interesting features of over fifty of the world's major languages and language groups.

Synopsis:

This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role.

This second edition has been updated and revised. Two new languages, Amharic and Javanese, have been included.

This accessible volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in linguistics.

Key features:

  • Attention is paid to both grammatical and sociolinguistic features
  • Attention is concentrated on the world's major languages
  • Designed to be accessible to all readers with an interest in language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415353397
Author:
Comrie, Bernard (edt)
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
Comrie, Bernard
Author:
Bernard, Comrie
Author:
Comrie, Bernard
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
911
Dimensions:
9.70x7.20x2.20 in. 3.75 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
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Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book describes the most interesting features of over fifty of the world's major languages and language groups.
"Synopsis" by , This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role.

This second edition has been updated and revised. Two new languages, Amharic and Javanese, have been included.

This accessible volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in linguistics.

Key features:

  • Attention is paid to both grammatical and sociolinguistic features
  • Attention is concentrated on the world's major languages
  • Designed to be accessible to all readers with an interest in language.

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