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Author Isabella, Jude.
Title Chitchat : celebrating the world's languages / written by Jude Isabella ; illustrated by Kathy Boake.
Pub Info Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, [2013]
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Centerville Children's  J 401 ISA     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 401 Isa     AVAILABLE
 Osterville-Childrens  J 401 ISA     AVAILABLE
Descript 44 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Audience 930L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 6.3 2 2 160219
Includes index.
Contents Let's chitchat -- Speak up! -- Language is... -- How language came to be -- Talking in (genetic) code -- Language families -- The sky is...black -- Language extinction -- Languages in danger -- Saving languages -- How languages morph -- Where do words come from? -- Out with the old... -- ...and in with the new -- Slanguistics -- Invented languages -- Written language -- Which alphabet? -- Unspoken languages -- The last word.
Summary How did language come to be? Why can we speak, while cats and dogs can't? When, how, and where did our 7,000 world languages come from? Isabella looks at languages-- spoken, written and signed-- to find out where they came from and how they're changing.
Subject Language and languages -- Juvenile literature.
Language and languages.
Add Author Boake, Kathy.
Alt Title Chit chat
ISBN 9781554537877
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