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American attitudes toward foreign languages and foreign cultures

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Published by Bouvier in Bonn .
Written in English



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  • Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.,
  • Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects.

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Statementedited by Edward Dudley and Peter Heller.
SeriesModern German studies,, v. 12
ContributionsDudley, Edward J., Heller, Peter, 1920-
LC ClassificationsP57.U7 A56 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2907965M
ISBN 103416017730
LC Control Number84137981

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