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Book Title: Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour your World|
Date of issue: June 3rd 2010
ISBN 13: 9780434016907
The author of the book: Guy Deutscher
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.98 MB
Edition: William Heinemann
Read full description of the books Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour your World: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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For the physics professor, please see: Guy Deutscher.
Guy Deutscher is the author of Through the Language Glass and The Unfolding of Language. Formerly a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge and of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages in the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he is an honorary Research Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures in the University of Manchester.
Through The Language Glass has been short listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2011
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