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Languages of the World: An Introduction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date March 19, 2012
Pages 278
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521175777
ISBN-10 0521175771
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: What do all human languages have in common and in what ways are they different? How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past? Are certain languages similar because of common descent or language contact? Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the world. Linguistic terms and concepts are explained, in the text and in the glossary, and illustrated with simple, accessible examples. Eighteen language maps and numerous language family charts enable students to place a language geographically or genealogically. A supporting website includes additional language maps and sound recordings that can be used to illustrate the peculiarities of the sound systems of various languages. 'Test yourself' questions throughout the book make it easier for students to analyze data from unfamiliar languages.

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9781107002784 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 0.60 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $110.00
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Paperback
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9780521175777 | details & prices | 278 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $39.99
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