Languages of the World 3rd New edition [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 400 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 234x156x22 mm, kaal: 567 g, 100 facsimiles of original texts
  • Ilmumisaeg: 21-Mar-2002
  • Kirjastus: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0415250048
  • ISBN-13: 9780415250047
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 400 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 234x156x22 mm, kaal: 567 g, 100 facsimiles of original texts
  • Ilmumisaeg: 21-Mar-2002
  • Kirjastus: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0415250048
  • ISBN-13: 9780415250047
Teised raamatud teemal:
This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: *information on nearly 600 languages *individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers

Arvustused

'A reference tool for all linguists as well as a collector's item for those in allied fields, enabling even an amateur to identify foreign scripts with ease and satisfaction ... to be recommended.' - Modern Language Review 'A wholly fascinating mini-kaleidoscope indicating the largely diverse variety of the world's main languages and their scripts and of their cultures.' - The Good Book Guide

Concise facts and figures on the main families of the world's many thousands of languages are followed by short extracts from 200 of those most widely used. The passages, accompanied by notes on each language's main characteristics, range from 'the verses of Vermana', written in the decorative script of Telugu, a language of the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India, to part of the Sermon on the Mount in Esperanto. The result is a wholly fascinating mini-kaleidoscope indicating the largely diverse variety of the world's main languages and their scripts and of their cultures. (Kirkus UK)

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
PART I Language families of the world 1(34)
Chart
2(8)
Indo-European languages
10(6)
Uralic languages
16(2)
Altaic languages
18(1)
Caucasian languages
19(1)
Dravidian languages
20(1)
Munda languages
21(1)
Sino-Tibetan languages
22(1)
Mon-Khmer languages
22(1)
Austronesian languages
23(1)
Papuan languages
24(1)
Australian languages
25(1)
Paleo-Asiatic languages
25(1)
Eskimo-Aleut languages
26(1)
Niger-Congo languages
26(1)
Afro-Asiatic languages
27(2)
Chari-Nile languages
29(1)
Khoisan languages
30(1)
American Indian languages
30(2)
Artificial languages
32(1)
Pidgin and creole languages
32(3)
PART II Individual languages 35(302)
Europe
37(72)
Former Soviet Union
109(42)
Middle East
151(18)
Asia
169(72)
Oceania
241(8)
Western Hemisphere
249(38)
Africa
287(46)
An artificial language
333(4)
PART III Country-by-country survey 337(32)
Sources of individual passages 369(8)
Index of languages and language families 377


Prior to his recent retirement, Kenneth Katzner worked for the US government and also served as an editor on a number of international encyclopedias and English dictionaries. He is also author of a large English-Russian/Russian-English Dictionary.

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