The Book Of Languages: Talk Your Way Around The World
Publish Date: 2015-04-14
Author: Mick Webb
We use language all day, every day probably without thinking much about it. But if you stop and consider it, language is not only extremely important, its fascinating too! Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. Without it, wed be hard pressed to communicate, express ourselves, or understand others. The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the book profiles 21 of the worlds languages. Each spread showcases a languages history, where its spoken, what it looks like and how to speak a few phrases and count to ten. Rounded out with sections on non-verbal and animal language, this book will stimulate readers curiosity about the world and spark appreciation for language learning.