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The World's Major Languages
By Bernard Comrie (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date February 18, 2011
Pages 911
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415609029
ISBN-10 041560902X
Dimensions 2.25 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 3.60 lbs.
Original list price $92.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role.

This second edition has been updated and revised. Two new languages, Amharic and Javanese, have been included.

This accessible volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in linguistics.

Key features:

  • Attention is paid to both grammatical and sociolinguistic features
  • Attention is concentrated on the world's major languages
  • Designed to be accessible to all readers with an interest in language.


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.
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 .
The price comparison is for this edition
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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