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Dictionary of Languages

The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages

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800 pages

"More than 400 living and extinct languages are detailed in this information-packed reference. Each article covers the political, social, and historical background of the language by stating the number of speakers; the countries where it is spoken; how many dialects it spawned; its origins, characteristics, and examples of both words and the alphabet; and pronunciations. Anecdotes, literary quotations, and charts of script and numerals appear in sidebars to illustrate the cultures connected to the languages. This is an essential guide to the languages of the world."----"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Cover of: Dictionary of Languages
Dictionary of Languages
January 3, 2005, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Cover of: Dictionary of Languages
Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages
March 2004, Columbia University Press
Paperback in English - Rev. Ed edition
Cover of: Dictionary of Languages
Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages
September 1999, Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Dictionary of languages
Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages
1998, Columbia University Press
in English
Cover of: Dictionary of Languages
Dictionary of Languages
October 15, 1998, Trafalgar Square
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Cover of: Dictionary of languages
Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages
1998, Bloomsbury
in English
Cover of: Dictionary of languages
Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages
1998, Columbia University Press
in English

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Dictionary of Languages

the definitive reference to more than 400 languages

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"More than 400 living and extinct languages are detailed in this information-packed reference. Each article covers the political, social, and historical background of the language by stating the number of speakers; the countries where it is spoken; how many dialects it spawned; its origins, characteristics, and examples of both words and the alphabet; and pronunciations. Anecdotes, literary quotations, and charts of script and numerals appear in sidebars to illustrate the cultures connected to the languages. This is an essential guide to the languages of the world."----"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Library of Congress P371 .D35 1998
Dewey 403

Dictionary of Languages

The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages

Rev. Ed edition

This edition was published in by Columbia University Press


Classifications

Library of Congress
P29

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Paperback
Number of pages
800
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.2 x 2.3 inches
Weight
2.5 pounds

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OL9542927M
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0231115695
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9780231115698
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