A Practical Introduction to Phonetics
This volume features overÃÂ 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.
- AttentionÃÂ 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.
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 .
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