9781781254172

Lingo

A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe

Gaston Dorren, Jonathan Buckley (Edited by), Alison Edwards (Translated by)


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781781254172
Published: November 2015

Price: $22.99

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Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation. Along the way we learn why Esperanto will never catch on, how the language of William the Conqueror lives on in the Channel Islands and why Finnish is the easiest European language.

Surprising, witty and full of extraordinary facts, this book will change the way you think about the languages around you. Polyglot Gaston Dorren might even persuade you that English is like Chinese.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781781254172
  • Published: November 2015
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 18
  • Weight (g): 255

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