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