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Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages

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Covering the political, social and historical background of each language, Dictionary of Languages offers a unique insight into human culture and ... Show synopsis

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trueblue7

mostly hype, little substance

by trueblue7 on Sep 18, 2008

This book, surprisingly, comes highly recommended as a comprehensive reference on comparative linguistics but contains practically no information--no grammar, phonetics, morphology, nor taxonomy. It only includes pop. figures, some of which are wrong, and a bit of cultural history, names of numbers from 1-10, the script, and little examples of vocab for some--very disappointing, indeed.

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