Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas, Volumes 1-2
Stephen A. Wurm, Peter Mühlhäusler, Darrell T. Tryon
Mouton de Gruyter, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1622 pages
"An absolutely unique work in linguistics publishing- full of beautiful maps and authoritative accounts of well-known and little-known language encounters. Essential reading (and map-viewing) for students of language contact with a global perspective."
The two text volumes cover a large geographical area, including Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, South -East Asia (Insular and Continental), Oceania, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, Central Asia, the Caucasus Area, Siberia, Arctic Areas, Canada, Northwest Coast and Alaska, United States Area, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
The Atlas is a detailed, far-reaching handbook of fundamental importance, dealing with a large number of diverse fields of knowledge, with the reported facts based on sound scholarly research and scientific findings, but presented in a form intelligible to non-specialists and educated lay persons in general.