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Title: Ethnologue: Complete Set including Volumes 1, 2 and CD-ROM, 14th Edition
Description:

Includes 14 edition of Ethnologue Volume 1: Languages of the World, Ethnologue Volume 2: Maps and Indexes, and the CD-ROM.

Volume 1 lists languages alphabetically by primary name under the country of the main population. It includes available alternate names, dialects, number of speakers, multilingualism, and other demographic and sociolinguistic information. It is a valuable resource for linguists, educators, international assistance agencies, government agencies, and anyone interested in endangered languages and complex language situations of the world.

Volume 2 gives over 41,000 alternate and main names in alphabetical order and lists language names by language family relationships in language tree arrangements, making it possible to cross-reference names with volume 1. It presents linguistic groupings from largest to smallest.

CD-ROM contains the following:

164 language maps
109 language family trees
345 overviews of language situations by country/territory
851 bibliographic references
6,809 language descriptions
41,791 alternate names and dialect names
78,381 hypertext cross-references

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556711069
ISBN-13: N/A
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