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Title: Trilingual Glossary of Demographic Terminology: English - Japanese - German
Edited By: Matthias Koch
Claus Harmer
Florian Coulmas
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=26541
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This glossary is an up-to-date research tool for the study of population in
English, Japanese and German. Based on the technical literature,
encyclopedias, databases and existing glossaries in the three languages
listed as well as other relevant languages in which demographic research is
carried out, it comprises more than 7500 technical terms accessible in
three directions: English-Japanese-German, Japanese-English-German and
German-Japanese-English.

Scientific fields covered include social demography, population geography,
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demography, biodemography, mathematical demography, as well as some
adjacent fields such as psychology, law, technology, religion, linguistics
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Publication Year: 2007
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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