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

By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

special 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 ideas comparable to sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in notice order, morphological kinds, grammatical family, gender, inflection, and derivation. It bargains the chance to discover buildings of various and interesting languages regardless of no previous 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 USA, and separate chapters disguise writing structures and pidgins and creoles. every one bankruptcy includes routines and suggestions for extra interpreting. New to this variation are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language dying and revitalization. For larger clarity, simple language proof are actually equipped in tables, and language samples stick to foreign criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

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