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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 2016
Pages 512
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195149883
ISBN-10 0195149882
Original list price $45.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195081152
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (March 6, 1997)
9780195081152 | details & prices | 491 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $85.00
About: An Introduction to the Languages of the World is a text designed to introduce beginning linguistics students, who now typically come to their study with little background in languages, to the variety of the languages of the world.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780195081169 Book cover for 9780195149883
 
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2 reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 2016); titled "Introduction to the Languages of the World"
9780195149883 | details & prices | 512 pages | List price $45.00
About: Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages.
from Oxford Univ Pr (March 6, 1997)
9780195081169 | details & prices | 512 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $67.00
About: The only textbook of its kind, An Introduction to the Languages of the World is designed to introduce beginning linguistics students, who now typically start their study with little background in languages, to the variety of the languages of the world.

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