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020 _a9781138184824
040 _cIIT Kanpur
041 _aeng
082 _a410
245 _aThe world's major languages
_cedited by Bernard Comrie
250 _a3rd ed.
260 _bRoutledge
300 _axvii, 933p
520 _aThe World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role. The World’s Major Languages is an accessible and essential reference work for linguists.
650 _aLanguage and languages
700 _aComrie, Bernard [ed.]
942 _cBK
999 _c559697