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The World Atlas of Language Structures

£450.00

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An unmarked copy of this book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages, including 142 world maps and numerous regional maps, and setting a new standard in comparative linguistics.

Blue cloth, gilt; edges very slightly faded. Dustwrapper edgeworn and scuffed, no tears. Internally unmarked, as new. xvi, 695 pp; colour maps throughout.

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 fullyreferenced 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 bewithout it.

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Author(s):
Haspelmath, Martin et al (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199255911
ISBN-13:
9780199255917
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The World Atlas of Language Structures

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An unmarked copy of this book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages, including 142 world maps and numerous regional maps, and setting a new standard in comparative linguistics.

Blue cloth, gilt; edges very slightly faded. Dustwrapper edgeworn and scuffed, no tears. Internally unmarked, as new. xvi, 695 pp; colour maps throughout.

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 fullyreferenced 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 bewithout it.

Author(s):
Haspelmath, Martin et al (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199255911
ISBN-13:
9780199255917
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The World Atlas of Language Structures

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