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

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

Label
Lingo : around Europe in sixty languages
Title
Lingo
Title remainder
around Europe in sixty languages
Statement of responsibility
Gaston Dorren ; with contributions by Jenny Audring, Frauke Watson and Alison Edwards (translation)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"Lingo takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from their histories and exploring their commonalities and differences ... Lingo takes us into the remote mountain villages of Switzerland, where Romansh is still the favored tongue; 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"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dorren, Gaston
Dewey number
  • 410
  • 306.44094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • P380
  • P112
LC item number
  • .D6713 2015
  • .D67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1977-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Audring, Jenny
  • Watson, Frauke
  • Edwards, Alison
  • Dorren, Gaston
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and culture
  • Europe
  • Philology
  • Language and languages
  • Languages in contact
  • Languages in contact
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Philology
  • Europe
Label
Lingo : around Europe in sixty languages, Gaston Dorren ; with contributions by Jenny Audring, Frauke Watson and Alison Edwards (translation)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2014
  • Based on the author's Taaltoerisme : feiten en verhalen over 53 Europese talen
  • Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, wirds, wurds ... : Written and spoken -- Nuts and bolts : Languages and their vocabulary -- Talking by the book : 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
Control code
ocn903763393
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780802124074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Lingo : around Europe in sixty languages, Gaston Dorren ; with contributions by Jenny Audring, Frauke Watson and Alison Edwards (translation)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2014
  • Based on the author's Taaltoerisme : feiten en verhalen over 53 Europese talen
  • Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, wirds, wurds ... : Written and spoken -- Nuts and bolts : Languages and their vocabulary -- Talking by the book : 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
Control code
ocn903763393
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780802124074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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