The Atlas of Unusual Languages: Discover intriguing linguistic oddities and language islands (Paperback)

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The Atlas of Unusual Languages: Discover intriguing linguistic oddities and language islands (Paperback)

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We communicate through the spoken and written word and language has evolved over the centuries. Many languages have survived although only in small pockets throughout the world. This book explores a selection of those languages and some that have now been lost forever. Selection of languages included;

ISLANDS OF LANGUAGE ISOLATES
- Basque language, Spain/France
- Ainu, Japan/Russia
- Burushaski, Pakistan
- Huave language, Mexico
INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGE ISLANDS
- u er-Sandevo; Selemlija, N. Macedoniae
- Trinidadian French Creole, Trinidad & Tobago
- Y Wladfa, a Welsh colony in Argentina
- Cornish language
- Vakifli, Turkey
- Bolze language of Switzerland
NON-IE LANGUAGE ISLANDS IN EUROPE
- Ugric languages
- Gagauz language
- Kalmyk Oirat language
LANGUAGE ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD
- Yele language, Rossel Island, Papua New Guinea
- Formosan languages
- Kumzari language, Oman
“WEIRD” LANGUAGES
- Polari language, UK
- Shelta traveller language of Ireland
EXTINCT LANGUAGE ISLANDS
- Sumerian language
- Potato Germans in Denmark
- Crimean Gothic

These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange language intrigue. 
Born in an area of constant political change in what was once Yugoslavia and is now Serbia, Zoran Nikolic saw the impact political change had on people’s daily lives. This interest in geography extended outside Eastern Europe and became a lifetime fascination with borders and political geography.
Product Details ISBN: 9780008469597
ISBN-10: 0008469598
Publisher: Collins
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English