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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages

Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages

By Gaston Dorren

Dorren takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the world's 20 most-spoken languages, devoting a chapter to each, in reverse order. In a relatable and witty tone, friendly to readers who are not linguists like himself, he discusses broad concepts such as the history and spread of each language as well as the details of grammar, writing systems, and sounds.

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