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The World's major languages

Author: Bernard Comrie
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book describes the most interesting features of over 50 of the world's major languages and language groups.
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Genre/Form: Ouvrage général
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Comrie
ISBN: 9780415353397 0415353394 9780203301524 0203301528 9780415609029 041560902X
OCLC Number: 282550660
Description: xvi, 911 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Indo-European languages / Philip Baldi --
Germanic languages / John A. Hawkins --
English / Edward Finegan --
German / John A. Hawkins --
Dutch / Jan G. Kooij --
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish / Einar Haugen --
Latin and the Italic languages / R.G.G. Coleman --
Romance languages / John N. Green --
French / Linda R. Waugh, Monique Monville-Burston --
Spanish / John N. Green --
Portuguese / Stephen Parkinson --
Italian / Nigel Vincent --
Rumanian / Graham Mallinson --
Slavonic languages / Bernard Comrie --
Russian / Bernard Comrie --
Polish / Gerald Stone --
Czech and Slovak / David Short --
Serbo-Croat : Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian / Greville Corbett, Wayles Browne --
Greek / Brian D. Joseph --
Indo-Aryan languages / George Cardona, Silvia Luraghi --
Sanskrit / George Cardona, Silvia Luraghi --
Hindi-Urdu / Yamuna Kachru --
Bengali / M.H. Klaiman --
Iranian languages / J.R. Payne, Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari --
Persian / Gernot L. Windfuhr --
Pashto / D.N. MacKenzie --
Uralic languages / Robert Austerlitz --
Hungarian / Daniel Abondolo --
Finnish / Michael Branch --
Turkish and the Turkic languages / Jaklin Kornfilt --
Afroasiatic languages / Robert Hetzron --
Semitic languages / Robert Hetzron, Alan S. Kaye --
Arabic / Alan S. Kaye --
Hebrew / Robert Hetzron, Alan S. Kaye --
Amharic / Grover Hudson --
Hausa and the Chadic languages / Paul Newman --
Tamil and the Dravidian languages / Sanford B. Steever --
Tai languages / David Strecker --
Thai / Thomas John Hudak --
Vietnamese / Đình-Hoà Nguyễn --
Sino-Tibetan languages / Scott DeLancey --
Chinese / Charles N. Li, Sandra A. Thompson --
Burmese / Julian K. Wheatley --
Japanese / Masayoshi Shibatani --
Korean / Nam-Kil Kim --
Austronesian languages / Ross Clark --
Malay-Indonesian / Uri Tadmor --
Javanese / Michael P. Oakes --
Tagalog / Paul Schachter, Lawrence A. Reid --
Niger-Kordofanian languages / Douglas Pulleyblank --
Yoruba / Douglas Pulleyblank, Ọlanikẹ Ọla Orie --
Swahili and the Bantu languages / Benji Wald.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Comrie.
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Features over fifty of the world's languages and language families. This volume provides information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role.  Read more...

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