The Worlds Major Languages

Paperback | November 1, 1993

EditorBernard Comrie

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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.

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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...

Bernard Comrie is at University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1040 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 1.89 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195065115

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