An authoritative source of rich, structured data for both the general public and linguistic experts. Each of the 191 chapters is written by an expert and devoted to a single language.
Three indexes are included for cross reference: Language by Country, Language by Family, Language by Alternate Names. Entry Headings include: Language Name, Location, Family, Related Languages, Dialects, Number of Speakers, Origin and History, Orthography and Basic Phonology, Basic Morphology, Basic Syntax, Contact with Other Languages, Common Words, Selected Bibliography, and Efforts to Preserve, Protect, and Promote the Language. Facts About the World's Languages has been honoured by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2001