From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages. Writen by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction to language and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay about that language, and individual chapters that discuss the history, distribution, syntax, grammar and punctuation, writing and spelling systems, standards of usage, and other important aspects of each language.
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Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (since 1997) Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara (since 2002)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110195205219
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195205219