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The history of Basque

Author: R L Trask
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of western Europe. Due to its unusual structure and its seeming lack of relatives, the language has long been the object of curiosity and speculation. More than a century of specialist work has succeeded in shedding a great deal of light on the history and especially the prehistory of Basque, but this work has up until now been almost entirely confined to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R L Trask
ISBN: 0415131162 9780415131162 9780415867801 0415867800
OCLC Number: 34514667
Description: xxii, 458 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A thumbnail sketch of the language --
3. Phonology --
4. Grammar --
5. Lexicon --
6. Connections with other languages.
Responsibility: R.L. Trask.
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Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of Western Europe. This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque provides a comprehensive survey of all that is  Read more...

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