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Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover

Author(s): Pat Hall

Location(s): World, Mexico

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1955-2020

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover is a memoir with an unlikely twist. It’s a story about an intrepid woman’s adventures traveling and pursuing her passion for languages, visiting and living in many countries solely because of the language spoken there. Why would she want to study one language after another? Her answer is that, inexplicably, she has been compelled to learn every language she reads or hears. She learned Italian driving from Paris to Rome, listening intently to the native speakers as French changed into Italian. Now she’s looking for an instructor of Nahuatl, a fascinating language, especially in the context of Mexican Spanish. Is that crazy or not? Crazy about languages, at least. Speak to Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover details a trip through life seen from a linguistic viewpoint. Enjoy an unforgettable journey, with its many dangers and much excitement along the way.

The last 9 chapters are about San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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