PEI, Mario.

Title The Families of Words:
Publisher New York Harper & Brothers
Date 1962
Book ID 38208
First Edition  

Description

8vo., in original unclipped dust-wrapper. 288pp.. A very good copy, clean and tight, in good unclipped dust-wrapper. Dust-wrapper a little creased and softened at edges. Classic work tracing thousands of English words to their fundamental origins by Italian-born American linguist whose many works helped to provide the general public with a popular understanding of linguistics and philology. Over the years he became fluent in five languages, capable of speaking some 30 others, and acquainted with the structure of at least 100 of the world’s spoken languages.
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