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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]


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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"
Subject Language and culture -- Europe.
Europe -- Languages.
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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