Compendium of the World's Languages: Abaza to Kurdish, Volume 1

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 1854 pages
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This second edition of George Campbell's astounding survey of world languages has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded. It presents a comprehensive cross-section of languages, ranging from the familiar and well-documented to the relatively obscure. Fifteen completely new entries on exotic languages such as Comanche, Shona, and Wotapuri have been added to the more than 300 descriptions of the many forms taken by human speech worldwide. Also included are numerous articles on non-Roman scripts, not featured in the first edition. Dead languages associated with the great cultures of the past--Classical Chinese, Sanskrit, Classical Greek, and Latin--are featured, as well as intriguing isolates like Etruscan and Tangut.

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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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Lloyd F. Bitzer is Professor of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has received the Vilas Associate Award for 1986– 88.

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