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The Book of Languages Mick Webb

Franklin Watts Ltd
Hardback 64 pages

ISBN:
9781445116266
Size:
286 x 223 x 11mm
Published:
25th Jul 2013
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Overview

Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey. Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languages are spoken and information on non-verbal languages, including sign language.

Contents

Hello! Introduction Language facts Language families Speak my language! Afro-Asiatic Altaic Indo-European Indo-Iranian Niger-Congo Sino-Tibetan Non-verbal languages Goodbye! Glossary Further information Index

Author

After a degree in modern languages Mick taught French and Spanish in the UK and English in Venezuela. He then joined the BBC as a producer, making radio programmes for the education department before moving to general programming, then TV and finally BBC online. He worked on many of the BBC's major language courses in the 1980's and from 2001-2011 was Editor of the BBC Languages website, winning a BAFTA for the interactive drama, Mi Vida Loca, which taught Spanish to beginners. He now works as a freelance consultant in language learning and as a travel writer. He lives in multi-cultural South London with his family, and as well as learning Croatian, is trying to understand the language used by their two cats.

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