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Languages of the Soviet Union

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A general account of the languages of the Soviet Union, one of the most diverse multinational and multilingual states in the world as well as one of the most important. There are some 130 languages spoken in the USSR, belonging to five main families and ranging from Russian, which is the first language of about 130,000,000 people, to Aluet, spoken only by 96 (in the 1970 c ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published April 6th 1981 by Cambridge University Press
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Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
An overview of the minority languages of the Soviet sphere beyond the expected Russian, Ukranian, Belarusian, et al. Fairly good in its scope but in many places lacking in depth. Any book of this nature should be as detailed as possible because few books with this focus are going to be published: a book like this should provide the scholar with most everything he needs on a specific language except for what would only be located in a volume dedicated to that specific language. This book didn't r ...more
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