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Reading and Speaking Foreign Languages, Paperback / softback Book

Reading and Speaking Foreign Languages Paperback / softback


The author discusses the nature of the talent for speaking, the distribution of linguistic talent, the relationship of linguistic ability to immaturity, the vast difference between active active and passive knowledge of foreign languages, the effect of bilingualism on mental development, the disorder in language instruction, and the battle of the various methods.

He offers suggestions for placing foreign language instruction on a scientific basis. Originally published in 1945. A UNC Press Enduring Edition - UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print.

These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 136 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
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  • Category: Language: reference & general
  • ISBN: 9781469612195

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