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Title: Languages of the USSR
Written By: W. K. Matthews

Originally published in 1951, this book by W. C. Matthews analyzes the phonology and morphology of the six major language groups most used in the Soviet Union: Uralian, Altaic, North Caucasian, South Caucasian, Indo-European and Palaeoasiatic. Appendices at the back break each of the languages and dialects down into their respective classifications, as well as providing statistics on the prevalence of each language and the ways in which each evolved. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in linguistics.

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The linguistic pattern; 2. Palaeoasiatic languages; 3. Uralian languages; 4. Altaic languages; 5. North Caucasian languages; 6. South Caucasian languages; 7. Indo-European languages; Appendix 1. Tabular summary; Appendix 2. Language statistics; Appendix 3. Bibliography; Appendix 4. Index of languages and dialects; Appendix 5. Symbols and phonetic values; Index.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Northwest Caucasian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107623552
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