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

By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

specified 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 strategies comparable to sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in be aware order, morphological varieties, grammatical family, gender, inflection, and derivation. It deals the chance to discover constructions of various and engaging languages in spite 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 United States, and separate chapters hide writing platforms and pidgins and creoles. each one bankruptcy comprises workouts and suggestions for extra studying. New to this variation are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language dying and revitalization. For better clarity, simple language proof at the moment are geared up in tables, and language samples keep on with foreign criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

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