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The History of Languages
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The History of Languages

An Introduction
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ISBN-13:
9780199604296
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
20.10.2011
Seiten:
280
Autor:
Tore Janson
Gewicht:
529 g
Format:
244x174x19 mm
Serie:
Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

An introduction to the history of languages, from distant past to distant future, looking at how languages arise, change, and die, and showing how the histories of peoples and languages are closely connected. It mixes chapters on general processes with accounts of specific languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and English.
List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Part I: Before History; 1 Unwritten Languages; 2 The Large Language Groups; Part II: The Basis of History; 3 History and Writing; 4 Hieroglyphs and Egyptian; 5 Chinese - The Oldest Survivor; Part III: Language Expansions; 6 Greek - Conquest and Culture; 7 Latin - Conquest and Order; 8 Arabic - Conquest and Religion; Part IV: Languages and Nations; 9 Did Dante Write in Italian?; 10 From Germanic to Modern English; 11 The Era of National Languages; Part V: Europe and the World; 12 Languages of Europe and of the World; 13 How Languages are Born - or Made; 14 How Languages Disappear; Part VI: Recent Past, Present, Future; 15 The Heyday of English; 16 Chinese and English in China; 17 And Then?; Chronology; References; Guidelines for Answers to Questions; Index
An introduction to the history of languages, from distant past to distant future, looking at how languages arise, change, and die, and showing how the histories of peoples and languages are closely connected. It mixes chapters on general processes with accounts of specific languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and English.

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