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Babel by Gaston Dorren

Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages

Gaston Dorren

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Category: Non-fiction, Humour
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781781256404
4 stars out of 5
PD Smith
2 Aug 2019

"A fascinating guide and a celebration of linguistic diversity and bilingualism"

Some 6,000 languages are spoken around the world. “What a Babel we live in!” writes Dorren, who speaks five and can read 11 more. Here he focuses on the top 20 – the mother tongues of half the world... This is a fascinating guide and a celebration of linguistic diversity and bilingualism, both sadly underappreciated in English-speaking nations.

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