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Author : Kenneth Katzner
Kirk Miller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
Page : 400
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1134532881
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This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: *information on nearly 600 languages *individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers *an introduction to language families


Author : Asya Pereltsvaig
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-02-09
Page : 278
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1107002788
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Introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing them with the variety of languages around the world.


Author : Julie Tetel Andresen
Phillip Carter
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-11-23
Page : 384
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1118531256
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This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world’s languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years. Balances linguistic analysis with socio-historical and political context, offering a cohesive picture of the relationship between language and society Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of language by drawing not only on the diverse fields of linguistics (structural, linguist anthropology, historical, sociolinguistics), but also on history, biology, genetics, sociology, and more Includes nine detailed language profiles on Kurdish, Arabic, Tibetan, Hawaiian, Vietnamese, Tamil, !Xóõ (Taa), Mongolian, and Quiché A companion website offers a host of supplementary materials including, sound files, further exercises, and detailed introductory information for students new to linguistics


Author : Anatole Lyovin
William Leben
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-12-15
Page : 512
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0195149882
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Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.


Author : Julie Bakken Jepsen
Goedele De Clerck
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2015-10-16
Page : 1018
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1614518173
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Although a number of edited collections deal with either the languages of the world or the languages of particular regions or genetic families, only a few cover sign languages or even include a substantial amount of information on them. This handbook provides information on some 38 sign languages, including basic facts about each of the languages, structural aspects, history and culture of the Deaf communities, and history of research. This information will be of interest not just to general audiences, including those who are deaf, but also to linguists and students of linguistics. By providing information on sign languages in a manner accessible to a less specialist audience, this volume fills an important gap in the literature.


Author : Barbara F. Grimes
Publisher :
Release : 1984
Page : 592
Category : Language and languages
ISBN 13 :
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Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-04-06
Page : 1320
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0080877753
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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia


Author : Martin D. Joachim
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1993
Page : 292
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781560245209
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A practical guide to cataloging materials in languages from all parts of the world. Some of the cataloging methods covered include using archives and manuscript control formats to provide access to a large collection of Spanish materials, using the PA schedule for cataloging the literature of classical antiquity, the advantages and disadvantages of vernacular versus transliterated Hebrew, and cooperative cataloging from the point of view of a Southeast Asian biographer. Simultaneously published as Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, v.17, nos.1/2. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author : K. David Harrison
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008
Page : 292
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0195372069
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Includes information on Australia, calendars, creation myths, directions, epics, fish, folksonomy, genetics, grammar, Himalayan mountains, horse, indigenous people, knowledge, literacy, maps, metaphor, months, naming, nomads, oral traditions, Os (middle Chulym), Papua New Guinea, place names, reindeer, rivers, shamans, sign languages, singing, song, species, taxonomy, units of time, time reckoning, Tofa (Tofalar, Karagas), Tuvan, writing systems, Yukaghir, etc.


Author : Raymond Hickey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-04-20
Page : 1032
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781107051614
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Providing a contemporary and comprehensive look at the topical area of areal linguistics, this book looks systematically at different regions of the world whilst presenting a focussed and informed overview of the theory behind research into areal linguistics and language contact. The topicality of areal linguistics is thoroughly documented by a wealth of case studies from all major regions of the world and, with chapters from scholars with a broad spectrum of language expertise, it offers insights into the mechanisms of external language change. With no book currently like this on the market, The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics will be welcomed by students and scholars working on the history of language families, documentation and classification, and will help readers to understand the key area of areal linguistics within a broader linguistic context.


Author : Gaston Dorren
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 2018-12-04
Page : 360
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0802146724
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English is the world language, except that most of the world doesn’t speak it—only one in five people does. Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world’s 7.4 billion people in their mother tongues, you would need to know no fewer than twenty languages. He sets out to explore these top twenty world languages, which range from the familiar (French, Spanish) to the surprising (Malay, Javanese, Bengali). Babel whisks the reader on a delightful journey to every continent of the world, tracing how these world languages rose to greatness while others fell away and showing how speakers today handle the foibles of their mother tongues. Whether showcasing tongue-tying phonetics or elegant but complicated writing scripts, and mind-bending quirks of grammar, Babel vividly illustrates that mother tongues are like nations: each has its own customs and beliefs that seem as self-evident to those born into it as they are surprising to the outside world. Among many other things, Babel will teach you why modern Turks can’t read books that are a mere 75 years old, what it means in practice for Russian and English to be relatives, and how Japanese developed separate “dialects” for men and women. Dorren lets you in on his personal trials and triumphs while studying Vietnamese in Hanoi, debunks ten widespread myths about Chinese characters, and discovers that Swahili became the lingua franca in a part of the world where people routinely speak three or more languages. Witty, fascinating and utterly compelling, Babel will change the way you look at and listen to the world and how it speaks.


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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008
Page : 1799
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9783125179882
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Author : Brian P. Bennett
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-09-25
Page : 240
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1118970780
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Author : Simone Mattiola
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
Release : 2019-04-24
Page : 237
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9027262586
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The aim of this book is to give the first large-scale typological investigation of pluractionality in the languages of the world. Pluractionality is defined as the morphological modification of the verb to express a plurality of situations that can additionally involve a plurality of participants and/or spaces. Based on a 246-language sample, the main characteristics of pluractionality are described and discussed throughout the book. Firstly, a description of the functions that pluractional markers cross-linguistically express is presented and the relationships occurring among them are explained through the semantic map model. Then, the marking strategies that languages display to express such functions are illustrated and some issues concerning the formal identification are briefly discussed as well. The typological generalizations are corroborated showing how pluractional markers work in three specific languages (Akawaio, Beja, Maa). In conclusion, the theoretical conceptualization of pluractionality is discussed referring to the Radical Construction Grammar approach.


Author : Scott Edward Morris
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
Release : 1993
Page : 47
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780791018118
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Eighteen map spreads show the distribution and use of the major languages of the world.


Author : M. Paul Lewis
Publisher : International Academic Bookstore
Release : 2009-01-01
Page : 1248
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781556712166
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Ethnologue is the comprehensive reference volume that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. The Ethnologue has been an active research project for more than fifty years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind. A new edition is published approximately every four years. Features 6,909 language descriptions organized by continent and country 41,186 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names 208 color maps showing location and distribution of languages Unique three-letter identifier for each language from the International Standard ISO 639-3 Statistical summaries with numerical tabulations of living languages and number of speakers by continent, by language size, by language family, and by country Quality 7"x10" hardbound single volume


Author : United States. Army Map Service. Library. Book and Periodical Branch
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Page :
Category : Languages, Modern
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Author : United States. Army Map Service. Library. Book and Periodical Branch
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Page :
Category : Languages, Modern
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Brian P. Bennett
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-07-18
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1118970764
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A fascinating comparative account of sacred languages and their role in and beyond religion —written for a broad, interdisciplinary audience Sacred languages have been used for foundational texts, liturgy, and ritual for millennia, and many have remained virtually unchanged through the centuries. While the vital relationship between language and religion has been long acknowledged, new research and thinking across an array of disciplines including religious studies, sociolinguistics, sociology, linguistics, and even neurolinguistics has resulted in a renewed interest in the area. This fascinating and informative book draws on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions to provide a concise and accessible introduction to the phenomenon of sacred languages. The book takes a strongly comparative, wide-ranging approach to exploring ways in which ancient religious languages, such as Latin, Pali, Church Slavonic, and Hebrew continue to shape the beliefs and practices of religious communities around the world. Informed by both comparative religion and sociolinguistics, it traces the histories of sacred languages, the myths and doctrines that explain their origin and value, the various ways they are used, the sectarian debates that shadow them, and the technological innovations that propel them forward in the twenty-first century. A comprehensive but succinct account of the role and importance of language within religion Takes an interdisciplinary approach which will appeal to students and scholars across an array of disciplines, including religious studies, sociology of religion, sociolinguistics, and linguistics Provides a strongly comparative exploration, drawing on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions Uses numerous examples and ties historic debates with contemporary situations Satisfies the rapidly growing demand for books on the subject among both academics and general readers Sacred Languages of the World is a must-read for students of religion and language, scripture, religious literacy, education and language, the sociology of religion, sociolinguistics. It will also have strong appeal among general readers with an interest comparative religion, history, cultural criticism, communication studies, and more.


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Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page :
Category : Language and languages
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