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Obras por Lauren Collins

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The Best American Food Writing 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Best Business Writing 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
País (no mapa)
USA

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I read this book on vacation, and it was the perfect time for it. The book doesn't really go anywhere, it's more just the voyage of one woman's life with some musings on the ways in which language and culture inform so much of how we see our lives. It's a little meandering, but I was fine with that.
 
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duchessjlh | 10 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2020 |
A very well-written memoir about learning French and marrying a Frenchman (and languages in general). She explores the differences between languages, how there is not always a one-to-one equivalent, how a different language can even have an effect on how you think, how difficult relationships can be when you don't have a shared maternal tongue. It's a good addition to the American in Paris memoir genre.
 
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zaziezen75 | 10 outras críticas | Aug 22, 2020 |
Madame Collins was an American working in London when she fell in love with a French man. They lived in Geneva for his job and as she realized how much she was missing in the present, communication with her in- laws and neighbors, and how much she would miss in the future as their children grew up speaking French, Madame Collins decided to actively learn the language.

This book chronicles the personal intricacies of a relationship conducted in second languages, interspersed with a multitude of information on the study of language, the French and English languages, how languages shape us, etc.

I particularly enjoyed her evolution of thought as she became fluent in French. A very enjoyable book.
… (mais)
 
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ritacate | 10 outras críticas | Jun 23, 2020 |

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Obras
8
Also by
2
Membros
291
Popularidade
#80,411
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
14
ISBN
20
Línguas
1

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