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Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages

Guy Deutscher


Arrow Books Ltd

Language: history & general works;
Dialect, slang & jargon


320 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.

By:   Guy Deutscher
Imprint:   Arrow Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   309g
ISBN:   9780099505570
ISBN 10:   0099505576
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Jaw-droppingly wonderful ... A marvellous and surprising book which left me breathless and dizzy with delight. The ironic, playful tone at the beginning gradates into something serious that is never pompous, intellectually and historically complex and yet always pellucidly laid out. Plus I learned the word plaidoyer which I shall do my utmost to use every day Stephen Fry Fabulously interesting ... a remarkably rich, provocative and intelligent work of pop science Sunday Times Brilliant [and] beautifully written Financial Times So robustly researched and wonderfully told that it is hard to put down New Scientist A delight to read Spectator

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