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The Atlas of Languages by Bernard Comrie
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This is a textbook I am reading for my Languages of the World course at the University of Georgia. While the reading level reminds me of a high school social studies book, I am fascinated by the information provided, as well as the many charts and maps. If you are interested in learning about world languages but don't have a background in linguistics, this is the perfect book for you. Even if you are familiar with linguistics, this is probably useful for you as well.

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January 23, 2008 – Shelved
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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I have an Oxford edition that does something similar to this one it sounds like (or I did - and if I do I don't have it here).

A cool book is Bill Bryson's book The Mother Tongue = a lot of the anecdotal evidence in his book reminds me of your quote by James Nicoll.

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