For this second edition, Campbell has entirely revised his renowned 1991 work. The new Compendium presents a global array of over 300 languages, from familiar modern and ancient tongues, to exotic isolates such as Etruscan and Tangut. Students, professional linguists and general readers will find in this unique reference a wealth of information on the structure, speakers and geography of languages around the world.
Key Features of the New Edition:
- extensively updated information on native speaking populations and the impact of the past decade's geopolitical changes
- over half of the articles have been comprehensively revised, with new material and additional illustrative examples added
- twenty entirely new entries on languages such as Comanche, Shona, the L| language of southern Yunnan in China and numerous non-Roman scripts not offered in the 1991 set
- integrates the script tables from Campbell's popular Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets.