The World's Major Languages
Routledge, Jan 13, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 928 pages
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.
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The World's major languagesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is a treasury of authoritative yet concise information about major languages and language families. The emphasis is on Indo-European, over half the book being devoted to that family. Each of the ... Read full review
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A wealth of information on many languages throughout the world. Read full review