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A manual of European languages for librarians /

Main Author: Allen, C. G.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New Providence, NJ : Bowker-Saur, 1999
Edition: 2nd ed.
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Review by Choice Review

Twenty-four years after the original edition (1975), this updated version proves valuable for librarians in all specialties. The front matter includes a general arrangement of sections, a list of abbreviations and symbols, a short list of generalized rules for word division, and a standard introduction describing scope and use. The manual proper covers the same seven language groups as the first edition: Germanic; Latin and Romance; Celtic, Greek, and Albanian; Slavonic; Baltic; Finno-Ugrian; and Other (Turkish, Maltese, Basque, and Esperanto). Most sections cover the general characteristics of the language, bibliolinguistics, alphabet, basic parts of speech, numerals, and more. The editor points out that the main purpose of the book is linguistic and refers catalogers to IFLA's Personal Names: National Usages for Entry in Catalogues (4th rev. and enl. ed., 1996) for name authority information. This edition has a sturdy binding, wide margins, and pleasing typefaces. For librarians. D. L. Luce; Faulkner University

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Review by Library Journal Review

For librarians who either order or catalog foreign-language books, this manual has been revised from its 1975 original. Sections cover the major European linguistic families: Germanic; Latin and the Romance languages; Celtic, Greek, and Albanian; Slavonic; Baltic; Finno-Ugrian; and other languages (Maltese, Turkish, Basque, Esperanto). Each section includes an example of the individual language, general characteristics, alphabet, phonetics, spelling, a brief grammar, a glossary, and a grammatical index (by word and word endings). For academic and larger public libraries.ÄWW (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.