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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Deutscher, Guy

The New York Times Editor's Choice The Economist Best Books of 2010 Financial Times Best Books of 2010 Library Journal Best Books of 2010The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leadin...g linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery.
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ISBN 9780312610494
Released NZ 30 Aug 2011
Publisher St Martin's Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780312610494
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Released 30 Aug 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Deutscher, Guy
Category Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 410
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical linguistics, Comparative linguistics, Language and languages in literature
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text General/trade