languages of Britain by Glanville Price

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Published by E. Arnold in London, New York .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain -- Languages

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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StatementGlanville Price.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP381.G7 P75 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination245 p. :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15103424M
ISBN 100713164522

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