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Title: Linguistic Diversity
Written By: Daniel Nettle
Description:

There are some 6,500 different languages in the world. This book investigates why diversity arose, how it relates to the origins and evolution of language and culture, and whether the uneven distribution of human languages may be linked with patterns of human geography and history. Daniel Nettle draws on work in anthropology, linguistics, geography, archeology, and evolutionary science to explain linguistic diversity.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198238576
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $19.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198238584
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $65.00