||Do You Speak Greek?
Author: Steve Demakopoulos, Ph.D.
Format: Paperback, 192pp
Publisher: Seaburn Publishing Group
Do You Speak Greek?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
||Steve Demakopoulos has been fascinated with the Greek
language since childhood. He was born in Manhattan, New York City, in
1930, and grew up during the depression, at a time when communication with
the Hellenic motherland was limited--only month-long voyages were
possible--and native Greek newspapers were not easily available.
nevertheless learned his parents’ Greek language patterns, a Greek-American
dialect endearingly dubbed “Gringlish,” and he was very fortunate to be
taught Greek by an experienced Greek-born teacher, who well understood the
language problems of her students.
Her teaching instilled a love for the
Greek language that continued to flower and mature, galvanizing Steve’s
near Messianic desire to pass his enthusiasm for the Greek language and
Hellenism to young Greek-Americans. Steve has been writing about the Greek
language for several decades, and this book, reflecting his enduring
passion for the language, is as knowledgeable as it is lighthearted -- a
most pleasant guide to the treasures of Greek and the Greek-American
In "Do You Speak Greek?" Lexicographer and Educator Steve Demakopoulos
reveals the power of the Greek language and thus deciphers elements of a
world class lingua franca…
— Paedeia Review Journal
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