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 is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world." Observer

*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. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

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

User Review  - Jennifer Nelson - Goodreads

Wow...this book is incredible. I will never look at color or language the same. Not only is the author, Guy Deustcher, extremely brilliant, he is also an amazing writer who uses words in wonderful ways and sprinkles a generous amount of humor throughout. Read full review

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User Review  - Steven Clayman - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book on language differences and their impact on perception and thought. Deutscher manages to be both intellectually daring and cautious at the same time. He is daring in ... 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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