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Languages of the World

An Introduction

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Are you curious to know what all human languages have in common and in what ways they differ? Do you want to find out how language can be used to trace different peoples and their past? Then this book is for you! Now in its third edition, it guides beginners through the rich diversity of the world's languages. It presupposes no background in linguistics, and introduces the reader to linguistic concepts with the help of problem sets, end of chapter…

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Key features

  • All terminology introduced in the book is defined in the text and in the updated glossary at the end of the book
  • A new section on linguistic cartography is included in this edition to help students who are unable to place a language geographically or genealogically
  • Each chapter contains several problem sets designed to teach students with no background in linguistics to analyze data from unfamiliar languages, with numerous new sets added to this edition

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