Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

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Arrow Books, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 309 pages
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"Guy Deutscher's new book explores the contentious issue of how language, culture and thought intereact with and influence each other. Both a more ambitious and more accessible (as far less technical) book than his previous The Unfolding of Language, Language and Culture argues that languages do affect the ways we see the world far more than is usually claimed these days, by such writers as Steven Pinker."

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Just fascinating (but not quite as fascinating, for me, as his Unfolding of Language. This one has a slightly more generally-scientific bent while the other is more linguistic. I learned an awful lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - e2d2 - LibraryThing

An easy to read introduction to the complexities of linguistics and some of its intriguing possibilities. I would have liked to read more about how word choice and grammar affect thinking, but ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Guy Deutscher is the author of The Unfolding of Language- The Evolution of Mankind's Greatest Invention.Formerly a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge and of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He lives in Surrey with his wife and two daughters.

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