* Bodmer, 1987
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Frederick BODMER, 1987 (first published 1944), Merlin Press, London, ISBN 0-85036-350-0, soft cover, 669 pages, 135 mm X 212 mm X 36 mmA splendid dissertation on languages
A book about languages, how to learn them and how they are related. The author has an extensive knowledge of germanic languages (english, german, danish, dutch, swedish, norwegian) and the latin family (latin, french, italian, spanish, portuguese) and explains you how they are related and how the learner can take advantage of it. If only we had more books that still dare to explain complex things in simple words !
As an example of the style of the book, here's a paragraph where he explains the reason why people have such a hard time learning languages in schools, namely, why "generally, the adult has more to show after a three month's course at a commercial institute than an adolescent after three years' study of a foreign language in a British Secondary or American high school" :
I scanned the table of contents so that you can see more about the book's structure.
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