The World's Major Languages

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Taylor & Francis Group, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1025 pages
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* Covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors of the world's major languages and language families * Comprehensive index of languages for ease of access
* Written by internationally recognized specialists in each language
* Includes an introductory survey

`This 1000 plus page reference work would certainly be a useful and impressive acquisition to any linguist's bookshelf ... It is a veritable mine of knowledge concerning language knowledge, and anyone with an interest in this field is bound to find the book a fascinating source of information.' - Language Monthly
`This work has a rare combination of virtues ... it can be recommended as a useful work of reference to which contributions have been made by a large team of scholars.' - Journal of Linguistics

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This is a treasury of authoritative yet concise information about major languages and language families. The emphasis is on Indo-European, over half the book being devoted to that family. Each of the ... Read full review

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Bernard Comrie is chair of the department of linguistics at the University of Southern California. He is the author of many publications including "Aspect" and "Tense," and is editor of "Studies in Language,

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