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Biting the Wax Tadpole

Confessions of a Language Fanatic

Biting the Wax Tadpole( )
Author: Little, Elizabeth
Publication Date:Nov 2007
Publisher:Melville House Publishing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $21.95
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In this decidedly unstuffy look at the staid world of languages, Elizabeth Little uses her favorite examples from languages dead, difficult, and just plain made-up to reveal how language study is the ticket to traveling the world—without leaving the comforts of home. Little’s exploration of “word travel” includes: • Shona, a language lacking distinct words for “blue” or “green” • Why Icelandic speakers must...
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