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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: The Routledge Book of World Proverbs
Written By: Jon R. Stone
Description:

A good book, a good friend. (Italian)
Neither love nor a cough can be hidden. (Roman)
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. (Arabian)
One enemy is too many, one hundred friends is not enough. (Indian)

The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe
in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich
cultural traditions reflected in each nation's proverbs. This collection
contains over 16,000 gems of humor and pathos that draw upon themes from
our shared experiences of life. And we are not just invited to learn about
other cultures; proverbs are 'bits of ancient wisdom' and thus teach us
about our shared histories.

This book draws together proverbs that transcend culture, time and space to
offer a collection that is both useful and enjoyable, making this book one
of enduring interest.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0415974232
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Pages: 400
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ISBN: 0415974240
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Pages: 400
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