New PDF release: An Introduction to the Languages of the World

By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

ISBN-10: 0195149882

ISBN-13: 9780195149883

detailed in scope, An advent to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics scholars to the diversity of world's languages. scholars will achieve familiarity with options comparable to sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in notice order, morphological kinds, grammatical kin, gender, inflection, and derivation. It bargains the chance to discover buildings of various and interesting languages inspite of no past acquaintance. A bankruptcy is dedicated to every of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of consultant languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the US, and separate chapters hide writing platforms and pidgins and creoles. every one bankruptcy includes routines and proposals for extra examining. New to this variation are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language demise and revitalization. For larger clarity, easy language evidence at the moment are equipped in tables, and language samples keep on with overseas criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

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