ATLAS OF UNUSUAL LANGUAGES: DISCOVER INTRIGUING LINGUISTIC ODDITIES AND LANGUAGE ISLANDS

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Publication Date: 
February 1, 2022
Format: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Trim Size: 
8.3in. x 5.9in. x 1in.
ISBN: 
9780008469597
About This Item: 
We communicate through the spoken and written word and language has evolved over the centuries. Many languages have survived although only in small pockets throughout the world. This book explores a selection of those languages and some that have now been lost forever. Selection of languages included, ISLANDS OF LANGUAGE ISOLATES - Basque language, Spain/France - Ainu, Japan/Russia - Burushaski, Pakistan - Huave language, Mexico INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGE ISLANDS - u er-Sandevo, Selemlija, N. Macedoniae - Trinidadian French Creole, Trinidad & Tobago - Y Wladfa, a Welsh colony in Argentina - Cornish language - Vakifli, Turkey - Bolze language of Switzerland NON-IE LANGUAGE ISLANDS IN EUROPE - Ugric languages - Gagauz language - Kalmyk Oirat language LANGUAGE ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD - Yele language, Rossel Island, Papua New Guinea - Formosan languages - Kumzari language, Oman "WEIRD" LANGUAGES - Polari language, UK - Shelta traveller language of Ireland EXTINCT LANGUAGE ISLANDS - Sumerian language - Potato Germans in Denmark - Crimean Gothic These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange language intrigue.
Publisher: 
Collins
$24.95
Binding: 
Paperback

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