If you love delving into the complexities and peculiarities of individual languages, you could get lost in this book for hours on end.
Although it is written by scholars for scholars to read, and parts of it are quite technical, nearly all of it can easily be understood by non-specialists.
There are chapters on most of the important languages of the world, as well as some of the language families that include these languages.
This is an excellent volume for the armchair linguist (as well as the language curious).Published 1 month ago by William E. Duncan
Encyclopedic reference, but the sections on phonology I had to skip over due to lack of background in linguistics.Published 1 month ago by Davey Jay
I purchased this as a resource for doing language evaluations with children from many different cultures. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SLP10
What you see (in the title) is what you get. This book consists of 50 essays. about 50 major languages and language groups, examining their history, phonology, morphology, syntax... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anne Mills
I got this book for $9.00 plus 3.99 S&H. Amazing price and amazing delivery!! Got it in less than a week!!Published on April 16, 2008 by David Leo Doyle
This book is a great, if dense, survey of the world's languages. As the title says, the book covers only "major languages" (for this reason, the Celtic languages are not included;... Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by Nat