The World's Major Languages Edited by Bernard Comrie. Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides the first detailed guide to the world's forty major languages. With a general introduction on languages and language families, and authoritative entries written by acknowledged specialists, this is an indispensable . 17/04/ · The World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, Cited by: 05/07/ · This volume features over fifty of the world's languages and language families. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role. This second edition Cited by: Indo-European languages / Philip Baldi -- Uralic languages / Robert Austerlitz -- Turkish and the Turkic languages / Jaklin Kornfilt -- Afroasiatic languages / Robert Hetzron -- Tamil and the Dravidian languages / Sanford B. Steever -- Tai languages / David Strecker -- Vietnamese / Đình-Hoà Nguyê̂̂̃n -- Sino-Tibetan languages / Scott DeLancey -- Japanese / Masayoshi Shibatani -- Korean / Nam-Kil . Hungarian (native name magyar) is the only Uralic language spoken in central Europe. Hungarian has a total of about 14 million native speakers, with over 10 million in Hungary, about one and a half million in Rumania, and smaller numbers in other neighbouring countries and elsewhere, mainly in the USA and Canada. Because it is a Uralic language, Hungarian is typologically unlike the majority of. The importance of the Hebrew language is not to be measured by the number of its speakers at any time in its history. It is the language of the Jewish Bible, the Old Testament of Christians. It also has a very long continuous history. Kept in continuous use by Jews from antiquity to modern times, its reformed version, in an unprecedented process of revival, became the ofﬁcial language of the. Explore the World's Languages. Find, read about, and research the world's 7, known living languages. Learn More or see the language vitality of each region. Welcome to the 23rd edition. February 21, As our contribution to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the. Read More. Language of the Day. Matbat. A language of Indonesia. . A world language is one that is spoken internationally and learned and spoken by numerous people The major languages of the Indian subcontinent have numbers of speakers comparable to those of major world languages primarily due to the large population in the region rather than a supra-regional use of these languages, although Hindustani (including all Hindi dialects, and Urdu), Bengali and. Fishpond Australia, The World's Major Languages by Bernard Comrie (Edited)Buy. Books online: The World's Major Languages, , projetvasy.com For scholars in the field of languages and literatures, this is the central dilemma to be faced in a world that is increasingly globalized. In this book, the possible banes and benefits of globalization are illuminated from many different viewpoints by scholars based in . South Asia is a rich and fascinating linguistic area, its many hundreds of languages from four major language families representing the distinctions of caste, class, profession, religion, and region. This comprehensive new volume presents an overview of the language situation in this vast subcontinent in a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context.
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