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The Resource An introduction to the languages of the world, Anatole V. Lyovin, Brett Kessler and William R. Leben

An introduction to the languages of the world, Anatole V. Lyovin, Brett Kessler and William R. Leben

Label
An introduction to the languages of the world
Title
An introduction to the languages of the world
Statement of responsibility
Anatole V. Lyovin, Brett Kessler and William R. Leben
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lyovin, Anatole
Dewey number
410
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P371
LC item number
.L96 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kessler, Brett
  • Leben, William Ronald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
Label
An introduction to the languages of the world, Anatole V. Lyovin, Brett Kessler and William R. Leben
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
966181758
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxxv, 499 pages
Isbn
9780195149883
Lccn
2016033660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026704470
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)966181758
Label
An introduction to the languages of the world, Anatole V. Lyovin, Brett Kessler and William R. Leben
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
966181758
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxxv, 499 pages
Isbn
9780195149883
Lccn
2016033660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026704470
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)966181758

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