Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe
May 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Maps.
List of Contributors.
Conventions and Conventional Symbols.
The Languages of Europe.
- A comprehensive, single-volume guide to all the languages of Europe.
- Includes coverage of major 'immigrant' languages, such as Urdu and Arabic.
- Provides information on both historical development and contemporary status of each language.
- Includes general entries on key linguistic families and non-Latin alphabets.
"An authoritative reference guide to all the languages of
Europe." Translation Review
"The collection provides both depth and breadth in terms of
coverage and range of materials employed. It would be almost
impossible to give an impression of all the many fine features
which it contains. It is a wonderful book to browse and dip into;
the present reviewer was dazzled by its highly readable combination
of erudition and approachability at one sitting. It will certainly
stand as one of the major linguistic resources...Having read it, it
is difficult to see how to do with out it." Linguist
"The contributors to this volume have been selected for their
detailed knowledge of the languages in question amd all the
entries...display an ability to expound the relevant facts in clear
and highly readable prose. I have already learnt a lot and I would
think that anyone interested in the fascinating linguistic
diversity of Europe would do so as well." MLR
"Fascinating reading! I am certainly going to keep the book very close to my desk for easy reference." Language Policy