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An introduction to the languages of the world

Author: Anatole Lyovin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text has been designed to introduce linguistic students to the great variety of modern languages to be found in the world. The author describes such fundamentals as the classification of languages and writing systems. Each section covers the languages of a specific continent.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anatole Lyovin
ISBN: 0195081153 9780195081152 0195081161 9780195081169
OCLC Number: 32050028
Description: xviii, 491 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Classification of Languages --
Classification of Writing Systems --
Languages of Europe --
Languages of Asia --
Languages of Africa --
Languages of Oceania --
Native Languages of the Americas --
Pidgins and Creoles --
Appendices: Maps --
General Bibliography.
Responsibility: Anatole V. Lyovin.
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