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Published: 19 January 2017

544 Pages | 19 line art; 1 halftone


ISBN: 9780195149883

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An Introduction to the Languages of the World

Second Edition

Anatole Lyovin, Brett Kessler, and William Leben

  • Provides as comprehensive an account of language as could be found in 500 pages.
  • Gives numerous insights into linguistic complexity and diversity: for several hundred of languages, the book notes linguistic features differentiating them from others.
  • The book offers highly detailed descriptions of the phonology, syntax, and morphology of eleven representative languages, along with texts from these languages
  • In most cases where we treat controversial issues, authors have favored the position which they believe is most widely held among professional linguists.

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