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In Other Words

ITA587
Jhumpa Lahiri
Random House
2017
256
1101911468
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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In this complex memoir, award-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri moves to Rome and immerses herself in Italian. Her dual-language book chronicles her courtship with the language, the Italian culture and the difficulties of linguistic exile.
$16.00

La Bella Lingua

ITA26
Dianne Hales
Broadway Books
2010
336
0767927702
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir.
$15.00

Dreaming in Hindi, Coming Awake in Another Language

IDA565
Katherine Russell Rich
Lightning Source
2010
384
0547336934
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
Rich skewers the hilarity and challenges of taking on not just a new language but also a new culture in this spirited tale of life in Udaipur.
$20.95

Dreaming in Chinese, Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

CHN648
Deborah Fallows
Bloomsbury USA
2011
208
080277914X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
A linguist, living in Shanghai and Beijing with her journalist-husband James (Postcards from Tomorrow Square) the exuberant Deborah Fallows illuminates the Chinese worldview through language in playful, anecdotal essays, documenting her own missteps and growing understanding with self-deprecating humor.
$14.00

Madre, Perilous Journeys With a Spanish Noun

MEX285
Liza Bakewell
University of New Mexico Press
2012
224
082635176X
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
Armando, Pablo, Odette and other Mexican friends and colleagues are Brown University professor Liza Bakewell's informants in this lively cultural -- and linguistic -- history of the manifold meanings of madre (mother). An anthropologist with an interest in language and gender, Bakewell is also a marvelous writer, organizing her provocative musings into chapters with titles such as Wedding, Love, Lost in Los, Back to Church -- and Madre.
$23.95

Don't Get Me Wrong, The Global Gestures Guide

WLD214
Judith Reker, Julia Grosse
Antique Collectors Club
2010
3981337093
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
0
0
Watch what you do with your hands! These 80 photographs decode what means what around the world.
$14.95

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

GEN502
Terri Morrison, Wayne Conway
Adams Media Corporation
2006
593
1593373686
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
0
0
In today's global marketplace, business people must understand the distinctive customs of major nations. This guide, filled with important facts about business customs, behavior, social etiquette, gift giving and more, will do exactly that for 60 countries around the world.
$24.95

One Thousand Languages, Living, Endangered, and Lost

WLD146
Peter Austin (Editor)
University of California Press
2008
288
0520255607
HARD COVER
Reference
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0
0
0
A catalog, survey, portrait and poignant reminder of the perils of globalization, this visually appealing book documents the world's languages. Most get a two-page essay with maps, photographs -- and how to count to ten.
$36.95

Speak Italian, The Fine Art of the Gesture

ITL726
Bruno Munari
Chronicle Books
2005
112
0811847748
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
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0
0
0
A witty, useful guide to Italian body language and gestures, originally published in 1958 and featuring the original black-and-white photographs and design by Milanese artist and graphic artist Bruno Munari.
$14.95

Sugar Comes from Arabic, A Beginner’s Guide to Arabic Letters and Words

ARB123
Barbara Whitesides
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
1566567572
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Clear, concise illustrations show how to draw and remember each letter in Arabic in this irresistible introduction to cultural literacy.
$20.00

The Story of French

FRA98
Julie Barlow, Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Griffin Publishing
2008
483
0312341849
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
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0
0
0
From the team responsible for Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong (FRN755) comes this accessible and comprehensive history of the French language.
$18.99

The Story of Spanish

SPN540
Jean-Benoit Nadeau
St. Martin's Press
2014
448
1250049040
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
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0
0
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What began as a small dialect spoken in northern Spain became the world’s most spoken language after English. The husband-and-wife team responsible for The Story of French (FRA98) are here to tell you how, with an emphasis on the pervasiveness of Spanish culture.
$17.99

China in Ten Words

CHN680
Hua Yu, Allen Barr (Translator)
Vintage Books
2012
224
0307379353
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
"Like ten pairs of eyes -- to scrutinize the current China under ten different angles," Yu Hua traces the transformation of life in China since the Cultural Revolution through key words.
$16.00

Learning Zulu, A Secret History of Language in South Africa

SAF374
Mark Sanders
Princeton University Press
2016
216
0691167567
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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A potent mixture of autobiography, cultural portrait and history, Sanders' scholarly tour de force explores the story of the Zulu language and its unique place in South Africa today.
$39.95

Lingo, Around Europe in Sixty Languages

EUR495
Gaston Dorren
Atlantic Monthly Press
2016
304
0802125719
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
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In this hilarious and informative exploration, Dutch linguist Dorren walks readers through 60 European languages and dialects, explaining their peculiarities and unveiling the deceased ancestor that unites them.
$17.00

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed

FRA377
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
Griffin Publishing
2017
310
1250130271
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
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In non-romantic, lucid terms, Nadeau and Barlow unravel the mysteries of French conversation, revealing: cultural habits, codes and hidden meanings. Recommended for seasoned French speakers and beginners alike.
$16.99

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way

GBR15
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1996
270
0380715430
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide to the language that divides us, this book is an informative linguistic history that showcases Bryson's wry wit.
$15.99

All Strangers are Kin, Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

MDE235
Zora O'Neill
Houghton Mifflin Company
2016
336
0547853181
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Having abandoned her attempt to master Arabic ten years ago, O’Neill tries once more, this time arming herself with dictionaries and a good sense of humor as she tours the Middle East, from Egypt and Morocco to the UAE and Lebanon.
$25.00

Grammar Lessons

SPN345
Michele Morano
University of Iowa Press
2007
184
158729530X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Morano, who lived in Oviedo in the early 1990s, reflects on the humor and trials of living in a new language in these 13 essays on travel in Spain and search for self.
$22.50

Mother Tongue

TVL645
Christine Gilbert
Penguin Putnam
2016
240
1592407927
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
0
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On their educational journey through China (Beijing), Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and Lebanon (Beirut), Christine Gilbert and her family try to find culture, meaning and happiness through language.
$26.00

Trip of the Tongue, Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages

USA484
Elizabeth Little
St. Martin's Press
2012
309
1596916567
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
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What's the largest Greek city outside Greece? Astoria, Queens. Inspired by her polyglot surroundings in Sunnyside, Queens, the companionable, language-besotted Elizabeth Little packs up her Subaru and hit the road in search of people, places and languages across these United States. A companionable guide, Little uncovers a rich array of etymologies (including the origin of the word tuxedo) as she travels, 25,000 miles in all over two years, to explore languages as diverse as Navajo, Norwegian, Basque and Crow.
$25.00

Untangling My Chopsticks, A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

JPN135
Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Broadway Books
2004
304
076790852X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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In this beguiling memoir, Riccardi writes with verve of cultural encounters, bewilderment and discovery in Kyoto. If you've ever parted the drapes of a Japanese restaurant to face a room full of people and blank stares, you'll really appreciate the book. With 25 recipes for traditional and less traditional Japanese dishes.
$19.00

English

CHN549
Wang Gang
Viking
2010
320
0143116541
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
0
Drawing on his boyhood in Urumchi, Wang Gang show life in Xianjiang -- and the transporting power of language -- through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy and his friendship with his English teacher from Shanghai -- in this novel, wildly popular in China.
$15.00