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

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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From over five thousand languages currently spoken, 400 languages and language groups (the major languages of the 21st century) have been selected for entry. Their history, their geography and the way they interact, and where possible inclusion of the numerals from 1 to ten are provided for each language.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 0231115695 9780231115698 9780231115681 0231115687
OCLC Number: 56555329
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by Bloomsbury Publishing.
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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