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Atlas of the World's Languages by Christopher Moseley (Editor); R. E. Asher (Editor)Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languagesin 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlasdepicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlasoffers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languagesis the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.
Call Number: G1046.E3 A8 2007 Reference Stacks
Publication Date: 2007-07-10
The World Atlas of Language Structures by Bernard Comrie; Hans-Jörg Bibiko (As told to); Hagen Jung (As told to); Claudia Schmidt (As told to); Martin Haspelmath; David Gil; Matthew S. Dryer (Editor)The World Atlas of Language Structures is a book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages. 142 world maps and numerous regional maps - all in colour - display the geographical distribution of features of pronunciation and grammar, such as number of vowels, tone systems, gender, plurals, tense, word order, and body part terminology. Each world map shows an average of 400 languages and is accompanied by a fully referenced description of the structural feature in question. The CD provides an interactive electronic version of the database which allows the reader to zoom in on or customize the maps, to display bibliographical sources, and to establish correlations between features. The book and the CD together provide an indispensable source of information for linguists and others seeking to understand human languages. The Atlas will be especially valuable for linguistic typologists, grammatical theorists, historical and comparative linguists, and for those studying a region such as Africa, Southeast Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. It will also interest anthropologists and geographers. More than fifty authors from many different countries have collaborated to produce a work that sets new standards in comparative linguistics. No institution involved in language research can afford to be without it.