The Art and Science of Learning Languages (Google eBook)

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Intellect Books, Jan 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
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A practical framework for learning any language, this provides detailed advice on both private study and study in combination with courses, drawing on the experiences of the authors and others who have mastered many languages. The analysis includes consideration of how long learning should take, self-confidence, organization and other learning factors, how to study effectively and economically, how to learn to speak, read and write.
  

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An excellent book on learn languages. Most Books talk about teaching, this one is an exception. He really is talking about LEARNING. So rare! and probably the reason why so many readers are surprised ... Read full review

Review: The Art and Science of Learning Languages

User Review  - Goodreads

An excellent book on learn languages. Most Books talk about teaching, this one is an exception. He really is talking about LEARNING. So rare! and probably the reason why so many readers are surprised ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Basics 1 Who can and who should learn languages
7
Basics 2 Understanding the basic nature of languages
17
Basics 3 Basic practical principles of learning
25
Learning and lessons 1 How useful are teachers?
32
Learning and lessons 2 With or without lessons
42
Pronunciation
57
Vocabulary 1 Principles and first steps
72
vocabularies 216 Active vocabularies in dialects 217 Polysynthetic and agglutinative
165
International and puristic words
172
can do yourself with anything written at any time 172 Learn the technique you can apply
177
Easy and difficult languages
180
How many words does one need to know?
186
Alphabets
193
How to pass language examinations
195
259 The tyranny of examinations and the need for realism 260 General principles
219

Vocabulary 2 How to learn many words
88
Vocabulary 3 Dictionaries
99
Grammar
108
Reading to observe
126
Reading listening speaking and writing
137
Mistakes
148
A summary of practical principles of good language learning
158
The International Phonetic Alphabet
232
Miniphrase A + B EnglishSwedish
251
Minigram Swedish
268
Some hints on principles of English grammar AG
292
40 of the most common words in English EVG
305
Bibliography
320
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Page 10 - One of the main purposes of this book is to help you develop your mathematical reasoning ability in general, and in particular your ability to read and write proofs.
Page 3 - Goethe had in mind when he said that he who does not know foreign languages knows nothing of his own.
Page 20 - Он необычайно мягкий человек. She spoke to her son in a gentle tone. Она говорила с сыном мягким тоном. лёгкий. The nurse has very gentle hands. У этой (мед) сестры такие лёгкие руки.
Page 24 - There are several simple proofs that we do not think in language, but perhaps the simplest is to consider what we mean when we say we understand a piece of language, in the first place a piece, any piece, of our own language.

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