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The World's Major Languages (1987)

by Bernard Comrie

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What you see (in the title) is what you get. This book consists of 50 essays. about 50 major languages and language groups, examining their history, phonology, morphology, syntax and grammer. Most readers would probably find this dull, at least once they got beyond languages that they speak. For real language mavens, however, this is as much fun as a box of candy, and will last lots longer. ( )
2 vote annbury | Sep 3, 2010 |
A wealth of information on many languages throughout the world. ( )
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From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages. Written by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction to language and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay about that language, and individual chapters that discuss the history, distribution, syntax, grammar and punctuation, writing and spelling systems, standards of usage, and other important aspects of each language.

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