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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 *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 |
I seem to have a talent for selecting books that can only be read in small pieces; this was another of them. It was an interesting overview of the various languages and writing systems both past and present with numerous illustrations and maps. However, the text assumed a greater knowledge of linguistics than I have and that slowed me down. Also the book itself suffered from poorly constructed map keys, etc. that made it more difficult to understand. Overall this book is only average.
 
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hailelib | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 8, 2009 |

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