Publisher description for Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world / [edited by] Keith Brown, Sarah Ogilvie.


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The Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is the definitive single volume resource for the world’s major languages and language families, in which the world's leading experts describe the sounds, meaning, structure, and family relationships of over 350 languages. It comprises 377 articles on languages and on macro language families and regions.

* Extends access to ‘state-of-the-art’ published review information from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition
* The concise format is easy to use, easy to store and ideal for individual or small group study or discussion
* Encyclopedic A-Z coverage: 377 languages in depth across 24 language families
* The content derives from the most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive and international reference source in its field
* The authors are drawn from senior academia and from all continents
* Comprehensive linguistic re-indexing will allow superior reference usage and give the reader the option of going directly to the language they are looking for, or of reading the book region-by-region, language family by language family


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