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A descriptive inventory of several hundred languages, from Abaza to Zuni. Entries include notes on the language, its affiliation, location, and number of speakers; script; phonology; morphology and syntax; and illustrative text (usually the first 8 verses of the Gospel According to St. John). Includes a bibliography.
Maps showing what languages are spoken where, plus additional information about the spread of languages, samples of alphabets and scripts, information about word order, and other features. Aimed primarily at beginning students and non-specialists.
An ambitious attempt "to map the location of every single living language on earth, no matter how small the number of speakers." Includes 112 large color maps, descriptive text, language statistics, bibliographies, and an index.
Details developments in the study of endangered languages, a description of language endangerment and language death, and includes maps depicting threatened languages throughout the world. Previously published under the title, Atlas of the world's languages in danger of disappearing.
A major work describing the geographic distribution of structural linguistic features. Arranged in 142 sections, each consisting of a world map, four "blow-up" maps, and two pages of text. The chapters are grouped into clusters under phonology, morphology, nominal syntax, etc., and the work includes an index, a lengthy bibliography, and a genealogical language list.