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Obres de Bernard Comrie

The World's Major Languages (1987) 334 exemplars
Tense (1985) 68 exemplars
The Slavonic Languages (1993) — Editor — 40 exemplars
Causatives and transitivity (1993) 3 exemplars

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The World's Writing Systems (1996) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
The Indo-European Languages (1993) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Historical Linguistics: Problems and Perspectives (1993) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Nostratic: Sifting the Evidence (1998) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars

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This was a good introduction to the history of the world's languages. I would have liked to have learned more about certain languages but there are always other books. The last chapter on writing crammed in too much information for me in such a short section that I skimmed it. Normally, I would have been fascinated.
 
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Chica3000 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2020 |
A comparative dictionary from the center of the world. One of the major tools for understanding language. These Words are reminiscent of the revenant spirits of the Silk Road -- in its day, the thriving towns with the largest middle class in the world. Referencing the Buck model of a comparative dictionary, and using the expanded 1300 entries developed by the Intercontinental Dictionary Series, this volume "is composed on the semantic principle, and each headword is provided with correspondences of 92 languages and dialects" in the Caucasian region. An appendix contains the indexes of entries in Russian and English.

"This speaks to the unity of all the peoples on earth." {Page 8} Language divides us, but linguistics unites us. As we developed vocabulary, we created a virtual reality that expanded our interconnectedness. Now, one more tool for understanding each other, even reaching the last frontiers of isolation and villages long forgotten.

Contains color plate of the Caspian coast showing the Northern Caucasus region from which the 93 languages and dialects of this comparative dictionary are drawn.

There may be "errors" or controversies over some of the forms. These issues reflect the difficult circumstances of the gathering work.
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keylawk | Mar 26, 2011 |
A *fantastic* book that tells the story of the world's languages. More than an atlas, it is a history of how languages developed and spread, with contemporary and historical statistics. Highly recommended for anyone interested in languages!
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spfitzinger | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 9, 2010 |
Interesting visual presentation of where various languages are spoken, along with some additional information on language relationships, numbers of speakers, etc.
 
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annbury | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Sep 3, 2010 |

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