The Romance Languages
Martin Harris, Nigel Vincent
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 500 pages
Available again, this book discusses nine Romance languages in context of their common Latin origins and then in individual studies. The final chapter is devoted to Romance-based Creole languages; a genuine innovation in a work of this kind.
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