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Title The atlas of languages : the origin and development of languages throughout the world / consultant editors, Bernard Comrie, Stephen Matthews, and Maria Polinsky ; foreword by Jean Aitchison
Published New York : Facts on File, [1996]


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Description 224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Contents Foreword / Jean Aitchison -- Introduction / Bernard Comrie -- Development and Spread of Languages /Stephen Matthews -- Europe and Eurasia / Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky -- South and Southeast Asia / Stephen Matthews -- Africa and the Middle East /Owen Nancarrow -- Pacific / Maria Polinsky and Geoffrey Smith --Australia / Peter Austin -- The Americas / John Stonham -- Pidgins and Creoles /Geoffrey Smith and Stephen Matthews -- Writing Systems / Roger Woodard --Epilogue / Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky
Notes "A Quarto book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 217-218) and index
Subject Historical linguistics.
Language and languages.
Linguistic geography.
Author Comrie, Bernard, 1947-
Matthews, Stephen, 1963-
Polinsky, Maria.
LC no. 95015336
ISBN 0816033889