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Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world

Author: E K Brown; Sarah Ogilvie
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E K Brown; Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN: 9780080877747 0080877745
OCLC Number: 264358379
Description: xxxvi, 1283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Languages of the world
Responsibility: coordinating editor, Keith Brown ; co-editor, Sarah Ogilvie.

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Describes the sounds, meaning, structure and family relationships of over 350 languages. This work comprises 377 articles on languages and on macro language families and regions.  Read more...

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