The World's Major Languages

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Bernard Comrie
Routledge, 13 янв. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 912

This volume features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. 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.

This second edition has been updated and revised. Two new languages, Amharic and Javanese, have been included.

This accessible volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in linguistics.

Key features:

  • Attention is paid to both grammatical and sociolinguistic features
  • Attention is concentrated on the world's major languages
  • Designed to be accessible to all readers with an interest in language.
 

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Introduction
1
1 IndoEuropean Languages
23
2 Germanic Languages
51
3 English
59
4 German
86
5 Dutch
110
6 Danish Norwegian and Swedish
125
7 Latin and the Italic Languages
145
28 Hungarian
484
29 Finnish
497
30 Turkish and the Turkic Languages
519
31 Afroasiatic Languages
545
32 Semitic Languages
551
33 Arabic
560
34 Hebrew
578
35 Amharic
594

8 Romance Languages
164
9 French
171
10 Spanish
197
11 Portuguese
217
12 Italian
233
13 Rumanian
253
14 Slavonic Languages
269
15 Russian
274
16 Polish
289
17 Czech and Slovak
305
Bosnian Croatian Montenegrin Serbian
330
19 Greek
347
20 IndoAryan Languages
373
21 Sanskrit
380
22 HindiUrdu
399
23 Bengali
417
24 Iranian Languages
437
25 Persian
445
26 Pashto
460
27 Uralic Languages
477
36 Hausa and the Chadic Languages
618
37 Tamil and the Dravidian Languages
635
38 Tai Languages
653
39 Thai
660
40 Vietnamese
677
41 SinoTibetan Languages
693
42 Chinese
703
43 Burmese
724
44 Japanese
741
45 Korean
765
46 Austronesian Languages
781
47 MalayIndonesian
791
48 Javanese
819
49 Tagalog
833
50 NigerKordofanian Languages
857
51 Yoruba
866
52 Swahili and the Bantu Languages
883
Language index
903
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