The Book of Languages

The Book of Languages

Talk your Way Around the World

Book - 2015
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We use language all day, every day - probably without thinking much about it. But if you stop and consider it, language is not only extremely important, it's fascinating, too! Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. Without it, we'd be hard pressed to communicate, express ourselves, or understand others.

The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the book profiles 21 of the world's languages. Each spread showcases a language's history, where it's spoken, what it looks like and how to speak a few phrases and count to ten. Rounded out with sections on non-verbal and animal language, this book will stimulate readers' curiosity about the world and spark appreciation for language learning.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books Inc., 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781771471558
Branch Call Number: J 400 Web
Characteristics: 63 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 29 cm


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Fascinating book! One reviewer called it eurocentric and perhaps it is a bit, but still very interesting and nicely laid out.

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Nov 01, 2018

yellow_falcon_205 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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