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

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

Sarah Ogilvie


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

It will supply complete descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s significant languages, giving insights into their constitution, heritage and improvement, sounds, which means, constitution, and language kin, thereby either highlighting their range for comparative research, and contextualizing them in accordance with their genetic relationships and neighborhood distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will offer an edited choice of virtually four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are spread out and defined in updated terminology and authoritative interpretation, by way of the top students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages ― from the thriving to the endangered and extinct ― this paintings could be the first aspect of name to any language specialist attracted to this large region. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the participants of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* remarkable breadth of assurance: a accomplished number of just below four hundred articles overlaying the world's significant languages, language households, and category buildings, concerns and disputes
* Peerless caliber: in response to twenty years of educational improvement on versions of the major reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* targeted authorship: 350 of the world's major specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* unparalleled editorial choice, assessment and validation strategy: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and reasonable: one-volume layout makes this appropriate for private learn at any establishment attracted to areal, descriptive, or comparative language research - and at a fragment of the price of the entire encyclopedia

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