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Compendium of the World's Languages (Hardcover)

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This third edition of Compendium of the World's Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded.

Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages.

Key features include:

Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections

Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections

Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages

Provision of new illustrative text samples

Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography

Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family

Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell's astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers.

Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World's Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

About the Author

George L. Campbell worked for the BBC World Service and was a polyglot linguist and translator. Gareth King is Series Advisor for the Routledge Colloquials Series and the author of numerous books on language and linguistics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415499699
ISBN-10: 0415499690
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 8th, 2013
Pages: 1984
Language: English
Series: Compendium of the World's Languages