An Introduction to the Languages of the World by Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

distinct in scope, An creation to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics scholars to the diversity of world's languages. scholars will achieve familiarity with ideas similar to sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in be aware order, morphological varieties, grammatical relatives, gender, inflection, and derivation. It deals the chance to discover constructions of various and interesting languages inspite of no earlier 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 US, and separate chapters disguise writing platforms and pidgins and creoles. every one bankruptcy comprises workouts and proposals for extra interpreting. New to this version are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language dying and revitalization. For larger clarity, simple language evidence are actually geared up in tables, and language samples stick to overseas criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

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