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Languages of the World
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Indo-European languages; 3. Non-Indo-European languages of Europe and India; 4. Languages of the Caucasus; 5. Languages of North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia; 6. Languages of sub-Saharan Africa; 7. Languages of eastern Asia; 8. Languages of the South Sea islands; 9. Aboriginal languages of Australia and Papua New Guinea; 10. Native languages of the Americas; 11. Macro families; 12. Pidgins, Creoles and other mixed languages.

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Introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing them with the variety of languages around the world.

About the Author

Asya Pereltsvaig is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University.

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'This comprehensive and highly informative book offers a plethora of intriguing, richly documented facts. Written in an easy style, it is a great read for both beginning and advanced-level students and lay persons.' Edith Moravcsik, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
'A lively and engaging introduction to the richness and diversity of the world's languages.' Greville G. Corbett, University of Surrey
'An essential text for anyone interested in family relationships between languages and a good read to boot.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
Advance praise: "This comprehensive and highly-informative book offers a plethora of intriguing, richly-documented facts. Written in an easy style, it is a great read for both beginning and advanced-level students and laypersons." --Edith Moravcsik, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"A lively and engaging introduction to the richness and diversity of the world's languages." --Greville G. Corbett, University of Surrey

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