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The World s Major Languages

Author : Bernard Comrie
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* Covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors of the world's major languages and language families * Comprehensive index of languages for ease of access * Written by internationally recognized specialists in each language * Includes an introductory survey `This 1000 plus page reference work would certainly be a useful and impressive acquisition to any linguist's bookshelf ... It is a veritable mine of knowledge concerning language knowledge, and anyone with an interest in this field is bound to find the book a fascinating source of information.' - Language Monthly `This work has a rare combination of virtues ... it can be recommended as a useful work of reference to which contributions have been made by a large team of scholars.' - Journal of Linguistics

The World s Major Languages

Author : Bernard Comrie
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This volume features over fifty 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 featuresAttention is concentrated on the world's major languagesDesigned to be accessible to all readers with an interest in language.

Facts about the World s Languages

Author : Jane Garry
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Provides linguistic descriptions of a selected assortment of languages from renowned scholars, as well as historical and cultural information for each language.

The Major Languages of Western Europe

Author : Bernard Comrie
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Based on Bernard Comrie's The World's Major Languages, this is a key guide to one of the major language families. The areas covered include Germanic languages, English, and Romance languages.

An Introduction to the Languages of the World

Author : Anatole Lyovin
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This text is designed to introduce students to the variety of languages of the world.

The Major Languages of South Asia the Middle East and Africa

Author : Bernard Comrie
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Based on the much-praised The World's Major Languages, this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to describe the development, grammar sound and writing system, and sociological factors of the major language families in these areas.

The Major Languages of East and South East Asia

Author : Bernard Comrie
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Based on Bernard Comrie's much praised The World's Major Languages, this is a key guide to an important language family. The areas covered include Chinese, Japanese and Sino-Tibetan languages.

The Major Languages of Eastern Europe

Author : Bernard Comrie
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Based on Comrie's much-praised The World's Major Languages , this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to descibe in detail the language families of Eastern Europe, and includes an introduction which surveys the field.

The Languages of the World

Author : Kenneth Katzner
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Provides an overview of the languages of the world, examining the language families, as well as individual descriptions of two hundred languages with sample texts and their translations into English.

Concise Compendium of the World s Languages

Author : George L. Campbell
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From Afrikaans to Zulu, almost 100 languages from the comprehensive Compendium of the World's Languages are featured in this new concise version. Many articles have been revised. The Concise Compendium presents a detailed comparative study of the major and many of the lesser known languages of the world. Included are representatives of all language families, with samples of Amerindian, such as Navajo and of African languages, such as Fulani and Nama; languages of politically independent groups in the former USSR, like Uzbek and Belorussian; those of political pressure groups, such as Breton and Catalan and significant community/ethnic languages, including Amharic and Vietnamese. Throughout, the treatment is factual and jargon-free. Articles are ordered alphabetically and each has a standard structure for ease of reference: * general historical and sociolinguistic introduction * writing system * sound system * grammatical system A passage from the Gospel of St. John illustrates each language with a written tradition. These scripts are explained in an appendix at the end of the book. Presents 100 of the world's major languages and representatives of different language groups, politically significant languages and particularly interesting ones.