Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics)

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics)

Sarah Ogilvie

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the main languages and language households of the area.

It will supply complete descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s significant languages, giving insights into their constitution, heritage and improvement, sounds, which means, constitution, and language kin, thereby either highlighting their variety for comparative examine, and contextualizing them in response to their genetic relationships and neighborhood distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will supply an edited selection of nearly four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are spread out and defined in updated terminology and authoritative interpretation, via the best students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages ― from the thriving to the endangered and extinct ― this paintings often is the first aspect of name to any language professional drawn to this large region. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the participants of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* outstanding breadth of assurance: a complete choice of slightly below four hundred articles overlaying the world's significant languages, language households, and type buildings, matters and disputes
* Peerless caliber: according to two decades of educational improvement on variants of the best reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* targeted authorship: 350 of the world's major specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* extraordinary editorial choice, assessment and validation approach: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and cheap: one-volume layout makes this appropriate for private examine at any establishment drawn to areal, descriptive, or comparative language learn - and at a fragment of the price of the whole encyclopedia

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