Linguists Take Note!

CoverA wonderful new reference book has just appeared in the Reading Room collections:  The Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World, edited by Keith Brown and Sarah Olgivie and published by Elsevier in 2009.  Hundreds of articles comprise the Encyclopedia, written by scholars worldwide and covering langauges both familiar and obscure. For a broad and comprehensive overview of language families and language “isolates,” this 1283-page tome highlights characteristics of each language as well as phonology, syntax, and regions where it is spoken.  It offers insight as to how languages develop and morph throughout the world and would be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students alike!