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The Loom of Language|Frederick Bodmer
The Loom of Language : An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages
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Here is an informative introduction to language: its origins in the past, its growth through history, and its present use for communication between peoples. It is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them. It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages -- Teutonic, Romance, Greek -- helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns. It presents by common-sense methods the most helpful approach to the mastery of many languages; it condenses vocabulary to a minimum of essential words; it simplifies grammar in an entirely new way; and it teaches a language as it is actually used in everyday life.

  • ISBN-13: 9780393300345
  • ISBN-10: 039330034X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 1985
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 5 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 720