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Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages

Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

By Deutscher, Guy

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Generalisations about language and culture are at best amusing and meaningless, but is there anything sensible left to be said about the relation between language, culture and thought? Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we pe...rceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In Through the Language Glass , acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. On an odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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ISBN 9780099505570
Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
Publisher Cornerstone
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099505570
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
Released 1 Apr 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Deutscher, Guy
Category Language & Linguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Slang & Jargon
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 306.44
Weight 288g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly