A Guide to the World's Languages

A Guide to the World's Languages

Author: Merritt Ruhlen


ISBN: 0804718946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

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This is the first of three pathbreaking volumes that will constitute a wide-ranging analytical guide to the world's approximately 5,000 languages. The volumes are written for both linguists and general readers, and this first volume in particular assumes no background in linguistics. A postscript prepared for this paperback edition takes research data to 1990. The book is illustrated with 21 maps.