Series: Cambridge Language Surveys

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The Afroasiatic Languages by Zygmunt Frajzyngier
The Amazonian Languages by R. M. W. Dixon
Australian languages : their nature and development by R. M. W. Dixon1
The Celtic Languages by Donald MacAulay
Chinese by Jerry Norman
The Dravidian Languages by Bhadriraju Krishnamurti
The Germanic Languages by Wayne Harbert
The Indo-Aryan Languages by Colin P. Masica
The Korean Language by Ho-Min Sohn
The Languages of Australia by R. M. W. Dixon
The Languages of Japan by Masayoshi Shibatani
The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun
The Languages of the Andes by Willem F. H. Adelaar
The languages of the Soviet Union by Bernard Comrie
The Mesoamerican Indian languages by Jorge A. Suárez
The Papuan Languages of New Guinea by William A. Foley
Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 1, Theory and Structure by John A. Holm
Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 2, Reference Survey by John A. Holm
The Romance Languages by Rebecca Posner
Sign Languages by Diane Brentari
The Slavic Languages by Roland Sussex

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