The World's Major Languages by Bernard ComrieThe World's Major Languages by Bernard Comrie

The World's Major Languages

EditorBernard Comrie

Paperback | November 1, 1993

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From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages. Written by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction tolanguage and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay about that language, and individual chapters that discuss the history, distribution, syntax, grammar and punctuation, writing and spelling systems, standards of usage, and other important aspectsof each language.
Bernard Comrie is at University of Southern California.
Title:The World's Major LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1040 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 1.89 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195065115

ISBN - 13:9780195065114

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Technical and thorough I found this book in a regular bookstore, not in one specialised in textbooks or scientific literature, so I had the impression the essays would be more accessible to the layperson. I found it fun to read, but if I was not already a linguist I don't think I would have understood much.
Date published: 2017-01-29

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"A substantial resource on modern languages....Recommended for all academic and large public libraries."--The Reference Book Review