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Dictionary of languages : the definitive reference to more than 400 languages

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than 400 living and extinct languages are detailed in this information-packed reference. Each article covers the political, social, and historical background of the language by stating the number of speakers; the countries where it is spoken; how many dialects it spawned; its origins, characteristics, and examples of both words and the alphabet; and pronunciations. Anecdotes, literary quotations, and charts of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 0231115687 9780231115681
OCLC Number: 40935565
Description: xvi, 734 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Dalby.

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A guide to the world's languages and language groups. It includes a selection of four hundred languages and language groups, arranged alphabetically, with descriptions of the genesis, development,  Read more...

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