The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World

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Facts on File, 1996 - Reference - 224 pages
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This offers an introduction to the world of languages and linguistics for the general reader. This global survey of language families, their distribution, spread, and in some cases, decline is illustrated by a rich variety of maps, photographs, and tables.

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A *fantastic* book that tells the story of the world's languages. More than an atlas, it is a history of how languages developed and spread, with contemporary and historical statistics. Highly recommended for anyone interested in languages! Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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,

Stephen Matthews is Associate Professor in Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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