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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

Author: Keith Brown; Sarah Ogilvie
Publisher: Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science, 2010.
Series: Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, Keith.
Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.
Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Brown; Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN: 9780080877754 0080877753
OCLC Number: 1058493332
Notes: Arawak Languages.
Description: 1 online resource (1320 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World; Copyright Page; The Editors; Alphabetical List of Articles; Subject Classification; Introduction; Contributors; List of Abbreviations; A; Abkhaz; Bibliography; Adamawa-Ubangi; The Speakers; Study of the Group; Classification; Structural Features; Phonetics and Phonology; Grammar and Syntax; Bibliography; Africa as a Linguistic Area; Earlier Work; Pan-African Properties; Quantitative Evidence; Isopleth Mapping; Conclusion; Bibliography; Afrikaans; Introduction; History; Varieties of Afrikaans; Formal Features; The Taalmonument. Afrikaans was Written in ArabicLexical Borrowings; Bibliography; Afroasiatic Languages; Introduction; Classification and Geographical Origin; History of the Investigation of Afroasiatic Languages; Shared Features; Bibliography; Ainu; Bibliography; Akan; Dialects and Their Distribution; History and Development; Sociolinguistic Situation; Aspects of the Ethnography of Speaking; Major Linguistic Features; The Sounds of Akan; Consonants; Vowels and Vowel Harmony; Tone; Word Formation; Nouns; Verbs; Syntax; Word Order; Postpositions; Serial Constructions; Bibliography; Akkadian; Grammatical Sketch. The Anatolian LanguagesPhonology; Morphology; Lexicon; Particles; Division into Dialects; Origins; Bibliography; Ancient Egyptian and Coptic; Middle Egyptian; Late Egyptian; Coptic; Bibliography; Andean Languages; Bibliography; Arabic; History of the Language; The Present Situation; Modern Standard Arabic; Arabic Dialects; Structure of Arabic; Phonology; Phonology of the Dialects; Morphology; Derivational Morphology; Noun Inflection; Pronouns; Verb Inflection; Morphology of the Dialects; Syntax; Tense and Aspect; Word Order; Agreement; Equational Sentences; Subordination; Relative Clauses. Syntax of the DialectsBibliography; Relevant Website; Arabic as an Introflecting Language; Root and Pattern; Verbal Morphology; Nominal Morphology; Singular Nouns and Adjectives; Broken Plurals and Diminutives; Elatives (Comparatives, Superlatives); Inflectional Morphology; Sound Plural and Dual; Bibliography; Arabic Languages, Variation in; Introduction; A Historical Sketch; Varieties of Arabic; Standard Arabic; The Dialects; Common Dimensions of Variation in Arab Communities; Aramaic and Syriac; Origin and Expansion; Phases and Dialects; Dialects and Religious Communities; Bibliography.
Series Title: Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics.

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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 o.

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