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Of the estimated 6,000 living languages, perhaps half will have disappeared by 2050. In this fascinating reference, Austin and company offer sidebars, charts, maps, and photographs to highlight each language's characteristics, history, and development. Also included is information on extinct languages. A linguist's utopia! 288 pages, hardcover. University of California.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: University of California Press Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.00 (inches) ISBN: 0520255607 ISBN-13: 9780520255609 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.