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“To know a new language, to immerse yourself, you have to leave the shore. Without a life vest. Without depending on solid ground,” writes Jhumpa Lahiri in her captivating memoir, In Other Words. For the Pultizer prize-winning author, the process of learning Italian involves committing to grammatical exercises, pronunciation practices, and constant consultations of the dictionary.

This month, our focus is on the 400s section of the library which houses dictionaries, grammar guides, thesauri, and books about linguistics and the history of language. We’re featuring a recommended list of nearly 50 titles including bilingual visual dictionaries, travel phrasebooks, compendiums, and grammar guides.

As always, we’re eager to hear what core titles your public are most popular at your library.  Si prega di condividere. Grazie Mille!

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Miriam’s Must-Haves: Dewey 400s

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