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Through the language glass

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Through the language glass: how words colour your word by Guy Deutscher. Published by Heinemann 2010. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition

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 perceive 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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Author(s):
Deutscher
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
24x15x3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
043401690X
ISBN-13:
9780434016907
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
Through the language glass

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Through the language glass: how words colour your word by Guy Deutscher. Published by Heinemann 2010. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition

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 perceive 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 .

Author(s):
Deutscher
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
24x15x3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
043401690X
ISBN-13:
9780434016907
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
Through the language glass

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