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The peoples and languages of the world

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Published by Hazard & Moore in Charlottetown, P.E.I .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Variation,
  • Characters and characteristics,
  • Langage et langues -- Variation,
  • Caractères et caractéristiques

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A. Maclean Sinclair.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 13627, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 13627
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 microfiches (135 fr.).
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23685356M
    ISBN 100665136277

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As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world’s many ethnic identities.

National Geographic’s Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect. Created by a team of experts, this hands-on resource offers thorough coverage of more than ethnic groups—some as obscure /5(32). A masterful and non-superficial examination of the World's languages.

The approach is not solely descriptive, but analytical as The peoples and languages of the world book. The book is ideal for students of linguistics as well as amateurs like myself.

In a discipline notorious for its impenetrable jargon, the author writes in a clear and non-intimidating manner/5(25). The book is in 3 main parts. Part 1 consists of a 32 page review of the Language Families of the world and packs quite a lot into this space. Part III is again a c30 page review of the languages in use in "all" the countries of the world with indications of numbers of speakers and geographical location - again it is quite a good by: National Geographics Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect.

Created by a team of experts, this hands-on resource offers thorough coverage of more than As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more The peoples and languages of the world book for us to know and value the world’s many ethnic identities/5.

This is the second edition of a brave attempt to survey all the language families (and some language isolates) of the world. It is impossible for the average mortal to judge the quality of the scholarship overall, so this review is limited to the Uralic family of languages, with which I Cited by:   Languages of the World book.

Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I've never been all too into the field but the idea of getting a glimpse into the insanely huge number of languages that are spoken across the globe had always interested me, so I decided to give this book a shot when my sister rec'd it to me (she's /5.

Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it.

From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of Cited by: Discovering some older edition of THE LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD in high school was a life-changing experience.

This work by Kenneth Katzner is, as far as I know, the only book for the average man that showcases the immense diversity of human tongues/5. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of Reviews: 1.

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the world.

Lin- guistictermsandconceptsareexplained,inthetextandintheglossary,and illustrated with simple, accessible examples. The Book of Languages is the perfect introduction to finding out about the different languages that are used to communicate around the world. About the Author After a degree in modern languages Mick taught French and Spanish in the UK and English in Venezuela/5(11).

The following languages are listed as having at least 10 million first language speakers in the edition of Ethnologue, a language reference published by SIL International, which is based in the United States.

Languages with at least 10 million first-language speakers. % of the World population. Language family. Mandarin Chinese. As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world’s many ethnic identities.

National Geographic’s Book of. The Ethnologue is a catalogue of more than 6, languages spoken in countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists o language, dialect, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.

This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to 5/5(2). This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: information on nearly languages individual descriptions of languages, with sample passages and English translations concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, /5(17).

Languages Of The World: An Introduction () What do all human languages have in common and in what ways are they different. How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past. Are certain languages similar because of common descent or language contact.

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this book introduces readers [ ]. Languages Spoken in Each Country of the World The table below lists the official language of each country as well as other languages spoken. In selected countries, the percent of the population that speaks each language is also given.

note 1: the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, and Spanish (Castilian) - are the mother tongue or second language of about 45% of the world's population, and are the official languages in more than half the states in the world; some languages have more than a million first-language speakers ().

World Book, Inc. The world book encyclopedia of people and places. World Book, Inc. Professional Review: Ward, C. The world book encyclopedia of people and place. Booklist. Reference Type: Encyclopedia Call number: Content Scope: This is /5. There are about 1, languages in the Pacific, and 1, in South and North America.

Europe, despite its many nation-states, is at the bottom of. At present the languages of the world number in the thousands. To establish an exact (or even an approximate) number is impossible, for many are scarcely known, and it is often a moot point whether two similar languages are actually separate languages or two dialects of the same language.

The language of the world manifests itself in several ways. During the account of the boy's journey, we find that he understands the language of the world based on one's response to the world. Other People's Worlds is set in and around London in the late s and addresses the psychology of the people who have the misfortune to befriend the self-absorbed Francis Tyte.

Ruth Rendell writes this sort of book much better, or at least she did in her heyday/5. Wikipedia has several articles cataloging the languages of the world in different ways: See also.

Language; This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Languages of the world. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.

By continent: Africa, Americas, North, South, Asia. *information on nearly languages *individual descriptions of languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers *an introduction to language familiesPrice: $ Books, magazines, and newspapers written in English are available in many countries around the world, and English is the most commonly used language in the sciences with Science Citation Index reporting as early as that 95% of its articles were written in English, even though only half of them came from authors in English-speaking countries.

Navigation map and statistical summary for the language situation in the world. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World is a book by the anthropologist David W.

Anthony, in which the author describes his "revised Kurgan theory."He explores the origins and spread of the Indo-European languages from the Pontic-Caspian steppe throughout Western Europe, and Central and South : David W.

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How does language make us humans what we are. A fun read, great reference, and very relevant to current book is divided into three parts: an introduction to language families of the world, a listing of the individual languages themselves grouped in geographic order, and an alphabetically-arranged country-by-country survey of the languages.

The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the book profiles 21 of the world’s languages. Each spread showcases a language’s history, where it’s spoken, what it looks like and how to speak a few phrases and count to : Owlkids Books.

Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation.

Languages of the World Gerhard Jäger Around 7, languages world-wide (data from edition of Ethnologue) 95 77 76 70 68 Vietnamese 67 67 66 65 61 55 51 language number of native speakers (Mill.) Mandarin Spanish English Hindi Portuguese Bengali Russian more than 80 million people speak a language.

Among Maoist-oriented groups a variation invented by Vladimir Lenin, "Workers and Oppressed Peoples and Nations of the World, Unite!", is sometimes used. [ citation needed ] This slogan was the rallying cry of the 2nd Comintern congress in and denoted the anti-imperialist and anti.

From about BC people speaking Indo-European languages begin to spread through Europe, eventually reaching the Atlantic coast and the northern shores of the Mediterranean. They also penetrate far into Asia - occupying the Iranian plateau and much of India. UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger.

The online edition of the Atlas is complementary to the print edition It does not reproduce the regional and thematic chapters of the print version, but it offers additional information on the listed endangered languages.

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Learning to speak another language is made easy, quick and fun. Right from the start, learners of any level--even complete beginners--can start using a foreign language with this unique learning system/5(16). The Tower of Babel ( BC) was a post-Flood rebellion against God by Noah’s descendants.

God judged them by dividing the single language into multiple language families. As these groups spread out and became isolated, certain features (e.g.

skin shade, eye shape) became dominant in certain groups. From Six Days & Other Biblical Perspectives. Reviews Praise for the Second Edition:`The Languages of the World offers excellent aid not only to linguists, to whom its importance is obvious, but also to anyone interested in international affairs or curious about other inhabitants of the planet.' - Charles Berlitz `A reference tool for all linguists as well as a collector's item for those in allied fields, enabling even an amateur to.

There are over 6, languages spoken in the world today, but some 2, of them count fewer than 1, speakers. Moreover, just 15 account for half of the languages spoken in the world. In a globalized world with multilingual societies, knowledge of languages is paramount in facilitating communication and in allowing people to participate in.Languages of the World the languages of the peoples who inhabit or once inhabited the earth.

The total number of the languages of the world is between 2, and 5,; the exact number is impossible to establish because of the arbitrariness of the distinction between different languages and different dialects of the same language.

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