Native tongues

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Perigree Books, Jul 10, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
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An informative linguistic survey of the world's 2,796 languages and 5,000 dialects--both current and archaic--provides fascinating facts, comparisons, parallelisms, and other unusual discoveries about language

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Native Tongues

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Around the World (1991) gives the 80 key words needed to communicate in 25 languages. Native Tongues (1982) is more of a linguistic study. Nice for the price. Read full review

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Not a bad introduction to linguistics with lots of random facts about language thrown in. Read full review


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