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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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Book Review: Studies In Hittite Historical Phonology

Studies In Hittite Historical Phonology, by H. Craig Melchert A book like this is going to have extremely limited appeal, and admittedly I read it because of my interest in obscure ancient languages and comparative linguistics.  This book demonstrates the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beginning Hittite

Beginning Hittite, by Warren H. Held, Jr., William R. Schmalstieg, and Janet E. Gertz If you are somewhat familiar with ancient studies, you will no doubt have some understanding of the self-education process by which people can learn a little … Continue reading

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