Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise by Keith Brown,Sarah Ogilvie

By Keith Brown,Sarah Ogilvie

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the key 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 kinfolk, thereby either highlighting their range for comparative learn, and contextualizing them in accordance with their genetic relationships and local distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will supply an edited choice of virtually four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are spread out and defined in up to date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by means of the major students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this paintings would be the first element of name to any language professional drawn to this massive quarter. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the members of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* notable breadth of assurance: a complete number of slightly below four hundred articles overlaying the world's significant languages, language households, and class buildings, concerns and disputes
* Peerless caliber: according to twenty years of educational improvement on variations of the major reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* particular authorship: 350 of the world's top specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* unparalleled editorial choice, evaluation and validation procedure: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and reasonable: one-volume structure makes this compatible for private examine at any establishment attracted to areal, descriptive, or comparative language learn - and at a fragment of the price of the total encyclopedia

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