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By Keith Brown,Sarah Ogilvie

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the key languages and language households of the realm.

It will offer complete descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s significant languages, giving insights into their constitution, heritage and improvement, sounds, that means, constitution, and language kinfolk, thereby either highlighting their variety for comparative learn, and contextualizing them in accordance with their genetic relationships and nearby distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will supply an edited selection of nearly four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are opened up and defined in updated terminology and authoritative interpretation, through the prime students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this paintings stands out as the first aspect of name to any language specialist drawn to this massive region. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the individuals of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* awesome breadth of assurance: a complete collection of just below four hundred articles protecting the world's significant languages, language households, and category constructions, concerns and disputes
* Peerless caliber: in response to twenty years of educational improvement on variations of the prime reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* specific authorship: 350 of the world's top specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* extraordinary editorial choice, overview and validation approach: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and cheap: one-volume structure makes this appropriate for private examine at any establishment attracted to areal, descriptive, or comparative language learn - and at a fragment of the price of the complete encyclopedia

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