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Book Review: Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever: How To Learn Any Language And Never Forget It, by Gabriel Wyner This book is sort of a sequel to that of many other books that discuss how it is that one gains fluency. This particular book discusses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fluent In 3 Months

Fluent In 3 Months: How Anyone At Any Age Can Learn To Speak Any Language From Anywhere In The World, by Beny Lewis This book has at least a little bit of the gimmicky nature of it, and it participates … Continue reading

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Book Review: Through The Language Glass

Through The Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages, by Guy Deutscher This book rather thoughtfully engages a question that is in debate in linguistics and one that I have a deep personal interest in. The question … Continue reading

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Book Review: Are Some Languages Better Than Others?

Are Some Languages Better Than Others?, by R.M.W. Dixion If I do not agree with everything this author has to say, I think the author at least deserves to be commended for a certain degree of bravery in his approach … Continue reading

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Book Review: My First Bilingual Book: Feelings / Serbonzinho

My First Bilingual Book: Feelings / Serbonzinho, by Milet Publishing Feelings are not simple matters in any language. A book that, as this book does, attempts to describe feelings honestly and sympathetically while doing justice to how they are to … Continue reading

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Book Review: My First Bilingual Book: A Day / Um Dia

My First Bilingual Book: A Day / Um Dia, by Milet Publishing It is fascinating to read this book because the intense simplicity of what is said tends to make all the more obvious the assumptions that are being made … Continue reading

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Book Review: Being Good / Serbonzinho

Being Good / Serbonizho, by Hakan San Borteçin This book is a very short one, indeed, it is a picture book aimed at toddlers in encouraging them to be proficient in both English and Portuguese.  Admittedly, the subject is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Teach Yourself Afrikaans

Teach Yourself Afrikaans:  Complete Course For Beginners, by Helena Van Schalkwyk As someone who has read several books in this series [1], the general pattern of this work was certainly familiar to me.  If you have read any of these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Afrikaans-English / English- Afrikaans Dictionary

Afrikaans-English / English- Afrikaans Dictionary, by Jan Kromhout One of the joys in being a fan of many languages is that it can be a joy to see how languages are sometimes very similar and very different.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lëtzebuergesch fir all Dag. Lektiounen 1-8. Exercicen

Lëtzebuergesch fir all Dag. Lektiounen 1-8. Exercicen, by Guy Bentner & Frederic Noens One of my pleasures in life is to randomly spend time reading material in other languages that I do not happen to now to see how much … Continue reading

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