Languages in history and politics
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Published by Oxford University Press in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English


  • Language and languages,
  • Language and languages -- Political aspects

Book details:

LC ClassificationsP41 .W6
The Physical Object
Paginationxii p., 1 l., 167, [1] p.
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6388156M
LC Control Number39015496

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