Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

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Elsevier, Apr 6, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1320 pages
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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world.

It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution.

Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics.

In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes
* Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose
* Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage
* Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia
  

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См. также на моем блоге по языкам и переводам пост:
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The languages of the world
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В.П. Берков "Современные германские языки"
Языки мира. Тюркские языки
 

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Page 886 showing that Sikhs write punjabi in Gurmukhi script and Hindus in devnagri is totally untrue. This should be removed from the text. Punjabi has only two writing systems I.e. Gurmukhi and Persian which is also known as perso-Arabic. No ground realities support the view that Hindus write punjabi in devnagri. Dogri is an independent language and written in devnagri as per Indian constitution. So facts about writing system of punjabi should be correctly narrated.
Rating because of this wrong statement poor.
 

Contents

A
1
B
115
C
181
D
279
E
313
F
411
G
435
H
477
O
799
P
827
Q
891
R
893
S
911
T
1035
U
1121
V
1149

I
517
J
557
K
575
L
635
M
663
N
743
W
1155
X
1187
Y
1199
Z
1213
Index
1217
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Keith Nathan Brown received a B.S. in Physics from Marlboro Keith Nathan Brown received a B.S. in Physics from Marlboro Keith Nathan Brown received a B.S. in Physics from Marlboro College. His essay "Network Subrealism: Sketch of an EmerginCollege. His essay "Network Subrealism: Sketch of an EmerginCollege. His essay "Network Subrealism: Sketch of an Emerging Literary Trend," published in Puerto del Sol, traces the pg Literary Trend," published in Puerto del Sol, traces the pg Literary Trend," published in Puerto del Sol, traces the philosophical and technological origins of a new branch of lihilosophical and technological origins of a new branch of lihilosophical and technological origins of a new branch of literature. His hybrid texts and visual poetry have appeared iterature. His hybrid texts and visual poetry have appeared iterature. His hybrid texts and visual poetry have appeared in Word For/ Word, elimae, Unsaid and elsewhere. EMBODIED is n Word For/ Word, elimae, Unsaid and elsewhere. EMBODIED is n Word For/ Word, elimae, Unsaid and elsewhere. EMBODIED is his first book. He lives in Brattleboro, VT. his first book. He lives in Brattleboro, VT. his first book. He lives in Brattleboro, VT.

Sarah Ogilvie is Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, Reader in Linguistics at the Australian National University and Chief Editor of Oxford Dictionaries, Australia. Prior to that she was Alice Tong Sze Research Fellow at Cambridge University. She has a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Oxford and worked for many years as an editor on the Oxford English Dictionary in England and the Macquarie and Oxford dictionaries in Australia.

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