The World's Major Languages

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Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides the first detailed guide to the world's forty major languages. With a general introduction on languages and language families, and authoritative entries written by acknowledged specialists, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a fuller appreciation of the origins and nature of language.
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Overview

Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides the first detailed guide to the world's forty major languages. With a general introduction on languages and language families, and authoritative entries written by acknowledged specialists, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a fuller appreciation of the origins and nature of language.
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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 50 chapters is written by an expert in that field. Phonology, morphology, and syntax are discussed, and, where appropriate, the writing system. Some chapters, such as that on Chinese, are very lucid and accessible to the non-expert; others are more difficult. This is not a book for beginners, and specialists will have more detailed treatments at their disposal. Its best use would seem to be in an academic reference collection, for the scholar to dip into to refresh his or her memory of a language once studied, or to get a birds-eye view of a language not studied. Includes a language index and bibliographies. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY at Stonybrook Lib.
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'This excellent, thorough resource has an unsurpassed amount of detail for a single-volume survey.' —S. L. Johnson, Eastern Illinois University, Choice Reviews

'Highly recommended. Academic libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.'—S. L. Johnson, Eastern Illinois University, Choice Reviews

'Originally published in 1987, the second edition of this major handbook contains considerable enough amount of revision and new material to warrant its purchase by those libraries which invested in the original edition' — Reference Reviews

'The Volume is well constructed for reference access as well as for more in-depth consultation' — Reference Reviews

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415513258
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 1040

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University of Southern California
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Indo-European Languages Philip Baldi 2. Germanic Languages John A. Hawkins 3. English Edward Finegan 4. German John A. Hawkins 5. Dutch Jan G. Kooij 6. Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Einar Haugen 7. Latin and the Italic Languages R.G.G. Coleman 8. Romance Languages John N. Green 9. French Linda R. Waugh and Monique Monville-Burston 10. Spanish John N. Green 11. Portuguese Stephen Parkinson 12. Italian Nigel Vincent 13. Rumanian Graham Mallinson 14. Slavonic Languages Bernard Comrie 15. Russian Bernard Comrie 16. Polish Gerald Stone 17. Czech and Slovak David Short 18. Serbo-Croat: Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian Greville Corbett and Wayles Browne 19. Greek Brian D. Joseph 20. Indo-Aryan Languages George Cardona 21. Sanskrit George Cardona 22. Hindi-Urdu Yamuna Kachru 23. Bengali M.H. Klaiman 24. Iranian Languages J.R. Payne and Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari 25. Persian Gernot L. Windfuhr 26. Pashto D.N. MacKenzie 27. Uralic Languages Robert Austerlitz 28. Hungarian Daniel Abondolo 29. Finnish Michael Branch 30. Turkish and the Turkic Languages Jaklin Kornfilt 31. Afroasiatic Languages Robert Hetzron 32. Semitic Languages Robert Hetzron and Alan S. Kaye 33. Arabic Alan S. Kaye 34. Hebrew Robert Hetzron and Alan S. Kaye 35. Amharic Grover Hudson 36. Hausa and the Chadic Languages Paul Newman 37. Tamil and the Dravidian Languages Sanford B. Steever 38. Tai Languages David Strecker 39. Thai Thomas John Hudak 40. Vietnamese Ðình-Hoà Nguy.n 41. Sino-Tibetan Languages Scott DeLancey 42. Chinese Charles N. Li and Sandra A. Thompson 43. Burmese Julian K. Wheatley 44. Japanese Masayoshi Shibatani 45. Korean Nam-Kil Kim 46. Austronesian Languages Ross Clark 47. Malay-Indonesian Uri Tadmor 48. Javanese Michael P. Oakes 49. Tagalog Paul Schachter and Lawrence A. Reid 50. Niger-kordafian Languages Douglas Pulleyblank 51. Yoruba Douglas Pulleyblank and O. lanike. O. la Orie 52. Swahili and Bantu Benji Wald

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    Missing all but five pages

    The electronic edition is missing all but five pages, on the Bantu languages. B&N support says that this is a known issue, but didn't say when it would be fixed. The Kindle edition is also defective, though its text is garbled rather than missing.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Tiny fragment

    What sort of joke is this? It is just 6 out of 800 or so!

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