Compendium of the World's Languages

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Many languages, particularly those which have achieved literary status, have been studied and described in depth. Here, for the first time, is a general survey covering a wide spectrum of the world's languages - from all language families - is available in a single, scholarly source. The articles in the Compendium are arranged to encourage and allow comparative study - showing how each language has its own characteristic profile, and illustrating how it actually works.

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For this second edition of a major reference on literary language, first published in 1991, linguist/translator Campbell has added 18 new articles and expanded others, increasing the number of pages ... Read full review

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George L. Campbell is a former BBC World Service Language Supervisor and Program Organizer in the Romanian, Portugese, Greek, Spanish and Turkish services.

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