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The World's Major Languages

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Publisher Comments:

From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages. Written by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction to language and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay about that language, and individual chapters that discuss the history, distribution, syntax, grammar and punctuation, writing and spelling systems, standards of usage, and other important aspects of each language.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Bernard Comrie — Indo-European languages / Philip Baldi — Germanic languages / John A. Hawkins — English / Edward Finegan — German / John A. Hawkins — Dutch / Jan G. Kooij — Danish, Norwegian and Swedish / Einar Haugen — Latin and the Italic languages / R.G.G. Coleman — Romance languages / John N. Green — French / Martin Harris — Spanish / John N. Green — Portuguese / Stephen Parkinson — Italian / Nigel Vincent — Rumanian / Graham Mallinson — Slavonic languages / Bernard Comrie — Russian / Bernard Comrie — Polish / Gerald Stone — Czech and Slovak --David Short — Serbo-Croat / Greville Corbett — Greek / Brian D. Joseph --Indo-Aryan languages / George Cardona — Sanskrit / George Cardona — Hindi-Urdu / Yamuna Kachru — Bengali / M.H. Klaiman — Iranian languages / J.R. Payne — Persian / Gernot L. Windfuhr — Pashto / D.N. Mackenzie — Uralic languages / Robert Austerlitz — Hungarian / Daniel Abondolo — Finnish / Michael Branch — Turkish and the Turkic languages / Jaklin Kornfilt --

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195065114
Editor:
Comrie, Bernard
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Comrie, Bernard
Author:
Comrie, Bernard
Author:
null, Bernard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Linguistics | Theoretical
Subject:
Descriptive Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Theoretical and Descriptive Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics | Theoretical & Descriptive Linguistics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
imitation leather burgundy 9842
Series Volume:
48. hefti
Publication Date:
19900631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 maps
Pages:
1040
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x1.93 in. 3.12 lbs.

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