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Routledge Language Family Series

Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world's most important language families. Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. The contents are carefully structured to cover the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.

Every volume contains extensive bibliographies for each language, a detailed index and tables, and maps and examples from the languages to demonstrate the linguistic features being described. The consistent format allows comparative study, not only between the languages in each volume, but also across all the volumes in the series.

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11-20 of 21 results in Routledge Language Family Series
  1. The Indo-Aryan Languages

    Edited by George Cardona, Danesh Jain

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least 700 million people throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium B.C. With texts in Old...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Routledge

  2. The Sino-Tibetan Languages

    Edited by Randy J. LaPolla, Graham Thurgood

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last few decades....

    Published April 16th 2007 by Routledge

  3. The Turkic Languages

    Edited by Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson, Lars Johanson

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Turkic languages are spoken today in a vast geographical area from the Balkans to the Arctic Ocean and from South Iran to China. There are currently twenty languages in the group, the most important being Turkish. This is the first reference book to bring together detailed discussions of the...

    Published November 21st 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Bantu Languages

    Edited by Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    Providing descriptive and typological information about the Bantu languages of southern Africa, this volume brings together a set of expert contributors and is divided into two parts: linguistics areas, including phonology, morphology, syntax and historical linguistics, and secondly, the many...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  5. The Dravidian Languages

    Edited by Sanford B. Steever

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Dravidian language family is the world’s fourth largest with over 220 million speakers. This authoritative reference is ideal both as an introduction to the language family and for linguists looking for new information, as well as for readers with a general interest in Dravidian and Indic...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Indo-European Languages

    Edited by Paolo Ramat

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred languages and dialects including most of the major languages of Europe as well as many in West, Central and Southern Asia. Indo-European is the largest family of languages in the world today, with its languages being spoken by...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  7. The Semitic Languages

    Edited by Robert Hetzron

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Semitic languages are a family of languages spoken by more that 370 million people across much of the Middle East and North and East Africa. This is the first general survey of those languages, including the Arab and Aramaic dialects and various languages of Ethiopia. Containing twenty-two...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Uralic Languages

    Edited by Daniel Abondolo

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Uralic languages form a language family of around thirty languages spoken by about twenty million people. This book focuses on nineteen of the major Uralic languages from Estonian to Samoyedic and discusses their structure, history and development....

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. The Germanic Languages

    By Ekkehard Konig, Johan van der Auwera

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    Provides a unique, up-to-date survey of twelve Germanic languages from English and German to Faroese and Yiddish....

    Published June 12th 2002 by Routledge

  10. The Slavonic Languages

    Edited by Bernard Comrie, Greville G. Corbett

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    In this scholarly volume, each of the living Slavonic languages are analysed and described in depth, together with the two extinct languages - Old Church Slavonic and Polabian. In addition, the various alphabets of the Slavonic languages - particularly Roman, Cyrillic and Glagolitic - are discussed...

    Published May 29th 2002 by Routledge

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