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Routledge Language Family Series

Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world's most important language families. Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. The contents are carefully structured to cover the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.

Every volume contains extensive bibliographies for each language, a detailed index and tables, and maps and examples from the languages to demonstrate the linguistic features being described. The consistent format allows comparative study, not only between the languages in each volume, but also across all the volumes in the series.

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1-10 of 21 results in Routledge Language Family Series
  1. The Munda Languages

    Edited by Gregory D.S. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic family are spoken within central and eastern India by almost ten million people. To date, they are the least well-known and least documented languages of the Indian subcontinent. This unprecedented and original work draws together a distinguished...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Celtic Languages

    Edited by Martin Ball, Nicole Muller

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    This comprehensive volume describes in depth all the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, with individual chapters on Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. Organized for ease of reference, The Celtic Languages is arranged in four parts....

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Khoesan Languages

    Edited by Rainer Vossen

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Routledge Language Family series is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates of linguistics and language, and those with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology and language development. According to a widely accepted hypothesis, the Khoesan languages represent the...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Iranian Languages

    Edited by Gernot Windfuhr

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Iranian languages form the major eastern branch of the Indo-European group of languages, itself part of the larger Indo-Iranian family. Estimated to have between 150 and 200 million native speakers, the Iranian languages constitute one of the world’s major language families. This comprehensive...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Languages of Japan and Korea

    Edited by Nicolas Tranter

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Languages of Japan and Korea provides detailed descriptions of the major varieties of languages in the region, both modern and pre-modern, within a common format, producing a long-needed introductory reference source. Korean, Japanese, Ainu, and representative members of the main groupings of...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Tai-Kadai Languages

    Edited by Anthony Diller, Jerry Edmondson, Yongxian Luo

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    With close to 100 million speakers, Tai-Kadai constitutes one of the world's major language families. The Tai-Kadai Languages provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume tome covering much needed grammatical descriptions in the area. It presents an important overview of Thai that includes...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar

    Edited by K Alexander Adelaar, Nikolaus Himmelmann

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    Some 800 Austronesian languages are spoken in the area extending from Madagascar to eastern Indonesia and to the north to Taiwan and the Philippines. They vary greatly in almost every possible respect, including the size and social make-up of the speech communities and their typological profiles....

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Oceanic Languages

    By Terry Crowley, John Lynch, Malcolm D Ross

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Oceanic Languages form a closed subgroup within one of the world’s largest language families, Austronesian. There are between 1000 and 1500 Austronesian languages (estimates vary), with so much structural diversity that they are best handled in two volumes, one on the Oceanic and one on the...

    Published April 7th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Mongolic Languages

    Edited by Juha Janhunen

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Mongolic Languages represents the first comprehensive treatment of the Mongolic language family in English. The Mongolic languages form a linguistically well defined but geographically widely dispersed family of more than a dozen separate languages, distributed from East and North Asia (...

    Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Celtic Languages

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Martin Ball, Nicole Muller

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Celtic Languages describes in depth all the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives with individual chapters on Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive and...

    Published August 26th 2009 by Routledge

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