世界言語便覧(第3版)<br>The Languages of the World (3TH)

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世界言語便覧(第3版)
The Languages of the World (3TH)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 400 p., 100 facs.
  • 言語 MUL,MUL
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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*an introduction to language families

Table of Contents

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