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Author Dorren, Gaston, author.

Title Lingo : around Europe in sixty languages / Gaston Dorren ; with contributions by Jenny Audring, Frauke Watson, and Alison Edwards (translation).

Publication Info. New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
©2015

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Description 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Note Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2014.
Based on the author's Taaltoerisme : feiten en verhalen over 53 Europese talen.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286) and index.
Contents What Europeans speak -- Next of tongue : languages and their families -- Past perfect discontinuous : languages and their history -- War and peace : languages and politics -- Werds, wird, wurds ... : written and spoken -- Nuts and bolts : languages and their vocabulary -- Talking by the talk : languages and their grammar -- Intensive care : languages on the brink and beyond -- Movers and shakers : linguists who left their mark -- Warts and all : linguistic portrait studies.
Summary "Spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from their histories and exploring their commonalities and differences ... [and taking] us into today's remote mountain villages of Switzerland, where Romansh is still the lingua franca, to formerly Soviet Belarus, a country whose language was Russified by the Bolsheviks, to Sweden, where up until the 1960s polite speaking conventions required that one never use the word 'you' in conversation"--Amazon.com.
Subject Language and culture -- Europe.
Europe -- Languages.
Philology.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Added Author Dorren, Gaston. Taaltoerisme.
Audring, Jenny, 1977- author.
Watson, Frauke, author.
Edwards, Alison, 1983- translator.
ISBN 9780802124074 : (hc. )
0802124070 : (hc. )

 
    
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