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Socceranto: Birth of a Language

ByIgnacio van GelderenTed Freedman

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Football players, officials and fans across the world already share a common passion, a common culture and, it’s often said, a common religion, whose greatest festival, the World Cup, falls once every four years. The one thing they lack – and badly need – is a common language. The 32 countries taking part in this year’s World Cup, for example, boast 18 official languages between them. This is not counting the many unofficial languages and local dialects that many of the players and officials count as their mother tongues. We have called this book “Socceranto: Birth of a Language” because, well, this really is just the birth – the start of something that we hope will grow, mature and develop over time into a fuller, richer, more international, more distinct and more widely spoken language.

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Publication Date
Jun 12, 2006
Language
English
Category
Sports
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Ignacio van Gelderen, By (author): Ted Freedman, By (author): Peter Freedman

Specifications

Pages
86
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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