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The World's Major Languages
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date March 26, 1987
Pages 1040
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1 new
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415045162
ISBN-10 0415045169
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $500.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
This now classic description of the world's major languages and language families covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: * Covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors of the world's major languages and language families * Comprehensive index of languages for ease of access
* Written by internationally recognized specialists in each language
* Includes an introductory survey

`This 1000 plus page reference work would certainly be a useful and impressive acquisition to any linguist's bookshelf ... It is a veritable mine of knowledge concerning language knowledge, and anyone with an interest in this field is bound to find the book a fascinating source of information.' - Language Monthly
`This work has a rare combination of virtues ... it can be recommended as a useful work of reference to which contributions have been made by a large team of scholars.' - Journal of Linguistics

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195205213 Book cover for 9780415353397 Book cover for 9781138169937
 
from Routledge (November 24, 2015)
9781138169937 | details & prices | 912 pages | List price $165.00
About: This volume features over fifty of the world's languages and language families.
2 edition from Routledge (January 15, 2009)
9780415353397 | details & prices | 911 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | 3.85 lbs | List price $240.00
About: This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families.
from Oxford Univ Pr (May 28, 1987)
9780195205213 | details & prices | 976 pages | List price $89.00
About: Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides a detailed guide to the world's forty major languages.
The price comparison is for this edition
1 new edition from Routledge (March 26, 1987)
9780415045162 | details & prices | 1040 pages | List price $500.00
About: This now classic description of the world's major languages and language families covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780195065114 Book cover for 9780415513258 Book cover for 9780415609029 Book cover for 9780415860147
 
2 revised edition from Routledge (May 22, 2013)
9780415860147 | details & prices | 928 pages | List price $44.95
About: This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families.
Reprint edition from Routledge (June 20, 2012)
9780415513258 | details & prices | 1025 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.50 in. | 3.70 lbs | List price $46.00
About: * Covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors of the world's major languages and language families * Comprehensive index of languages for ease of access* Written by internationally recognized specialists in each language* Includes an introductory survey`This 1000 plus page reference work would certainly be a useful and impressive acquisition to any linguist's bookshelf .
2 edition from Routledge (February 18, 2011)
9780415609029 | details & prices | 911 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 2.25 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $92.95
About: This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families.
Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 28, 1990)
9780195065114 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $55.00
About: Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides a detailed guide to the world's forty major languages.
Miscellaneous
2 edition from Routledge (November 28, 2008)
9780203301524 | details & prices | 928 pages | List price $200.00
from Routledge (September 1, 2003)
9780203214961 | details & prices | 1040 pages | List price $225.00

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