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World of Words: An Illustrated History of Western Languages (rev. ed.)
This is the fascinating story of words on the move

Our Price: $18.00
By Victor Stevenson (au); Philip Howard (fr)
Year: 2000
Pages: 200
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-8069-2273-7

Product Code: 1422351076

This is the fascinating story of words on the move. In narrative, maps & photographs, Stevenson brings alive the dynamic process by which language travels & reinvents itself through time, with success & failure along the way. He reveals the relationships between dozens of different languages. The book includes over 140 maps & photographs, with special maps that show who speaks what where. Chapters: vanished voices; the Indo-Aryans; the mystery of Basque; Greek; Celtic; the legacy of Latium; voices of the north; the Slavonic languages; the Baltic tongues; the outsiders; & Europe’s national languages. Glossary.

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