ERIC Number: ED382015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Languages of the World. New Edition.
This survey of languages of the world begins with a chart of about 500 languages, organized in 21 language families. Within each family are listed subgroups and the major and minor languages within those subgroups. The chart is followed by a brief description of each language family. This in turn is followed by individual descriptions of the more important languages, beginning with a simple text and translation. Sample texts and translations for nearly 200 languages is included. The final section contains a country-by-country breakdown of language distribution. Sources of each text and an index are also provided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Language Classification, Language Role, Language Usage, Languages, Surveys, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A