Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics)

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9780080877747: Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics)

Reviews of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition "An awe-inspiring project of breath-taking scope, bringing together a distinguished list of internationally recognized editors and authors." -Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UK "An extraordinary resource, encompassing a comprehensive breadth of major topics in all aspects of language and linguistics, the perspectives of leading scholars, and regional viewpoints from around the world! It does look to be an impressive undertaking, alright." -Alister Cumming, Professor and Head, Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada "With over 3,000 articles and 39,000 references, this volume is vital to all college-level libraries as the most comprehensive language resource of its kind." -John Aiello, The Electric Review, May 2005. "From people who enjoy browsing through encyclopedias to specialists who want some basic orientation in an area near their own, readers will find ELL2E to be an outstanding source of information." -Sarah G. Thomason, William J. Gedney Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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"The Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World" is the definitive single volume resource for the world's major languages and language families, in which the world's leading experts describe the sounds, meaning, structure, and family relationships of over 350 languages. It comprises 377 articles on languages and on macro language families and regions. It extends access to 'state-of-the-art' published review information from "Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition". The concise format is easy to use, easy to store and ideal for individual or small group study or discussion. This work offers an encyclopedic A-Z coverage: 377 languages in depth across 24 language families. The content derives from the most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive and international reference source in its field. The authors are drawn from senior academia and from all continents. Comprehensive linguistic re-indexing will allow superior reference usage and give the reader the option of going directly to the language they are looking for, or of reading the book region-by-region, language family by language family.

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