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A Guide to the World's Languages By Merritt Ruhlen

A Guide to the World's Languages
by Merritt Ruhlen

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This is the first of three volumes that will constitute a wide-ranging analytical guide to the world's approximately 5,000 languages. The volumes are written for both linguists and general readers, and this first one assumes no particular background in linguistics.
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A Guide to the World's Languages: Volume I: Classification by Merritt Ruhlen

This is the first of three pathbreaking volumes that will constitute a wide-ranging analytical guide to the world's approximately 5,000 languages. The volumes are written for both linguists and general readers, and this first volume in particular assumes no background in linguistics. A postscript prepared for this paperback edition takes research data to 1990. The book is illustrated with 21 maps.

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A Guide to the World's Languages Reviews


"A definitive reference work on the classification of human languages with state-of-the-art freshness and great clarity." -- Diachronica "It is interesting to read, is well documented and thorough, and is useful as a work of reference." -- Modern Language Review

Table of Contents


Specialists consulted Abbreviations A note on notation Introduction 1. Genetic classification: principles and methods 2. Europe 3. Africa 4. Asia 5. Oceania 6. North and South America 7. Prospects for future research 8. Genetic classification of the world's languages Postscript 1991 Index of personal names Language group index Language index.

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GOR010389884
A Guide to the World's Languages: Volume I: Classification by Merritt Ruhlen
Merritt Ruhlen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Stanford University Press
1987-06-01
492
0804718946
9780804718943
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