By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

ISBN-10: 0195149882

ISBN-13: 9780195149883

targeted in scope, An creation to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics scholars to the range of world's languages. scholars will achieve familiarity with strategies reminiscent of sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in observe order, morphological kinds, grammatical family members, gender, inflection, and derivation. It deals the chance to discover constructions of various and engaging languages regardless 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 United States, and separate chapters disguise writing structures and pidgins and creoles. every one bankruptcy includes workouts and proposals for additional examining. New to this version are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language loss of life and revitalization. For better clarity, uncomplicated language proof at the moment are prepared in tables, and language samples stick with overseas criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

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