Die Sprachfamilien und Sprachenkreise der Erde


    THIS work falls into two parts, of which the first contains an enumeration of the languages of the world under more or less accepted headings, but an exception to the general rule is made for what are commonly called the Sudanic languages, for which two wholly inconsistent schemes are printed, one by Delafossc, the other by Drexel, The second part consists of a discussion of the distribution of certain features of phonetics, grammar, and syntax, followed by a reclassification of the languages on the basis of the data in question; the primitive position of the dependent genitive is then dealt with, together with the causes which brought about a change, and finally the relation of linguistic tp cultural areas is discussed.

    Die Sprachfamilien und Sprachenkreise der Erde.

    Von Pater W. Schmidt. (Kulturgeschichtliche Bibliothek, herausgegeben von W. Foy. Reihe 1: Ethnologische Bibliothek, Band 5.) Pp. xvi + 596. Atlas von 14 Karten. (Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1926.) 42 gold marks.

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    Die Sprachfamilien und Sprachenkreise der Erde . Nature 120, 288–290 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/120288a0

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