Through The Language Glass

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144649490X
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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.

Through The Language Glass

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099505576
Size: 21.33 MB
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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.

Through The Language Glass

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429970112
Size: 43.44 MB
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But now, acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue. Can culture influence language—and vice versa? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts?

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361592
Size: 18.88 MB
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This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong.

Empires Of The Word

Author: Nicholas Ostler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062047353
Size: 23.41 MB
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Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it ...

Lost In Translation

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448192463
Size: 40.78 MB
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This is a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the wonderful, elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.

Lingo

Author: Gaston Dorren
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782831398
Size: 41.10 MB
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Surprising, witty and full of extraordinary facts, this book will change the way you think about the languages around you. Polyglot Gaston Dorren might even persuade you that English is like Chinese.

Babel No More

Author: Michael Erard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628277
Size: 72.37 MB
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In Babel No More, Michael Erard, “a monolingual with benefits,” sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers.

The Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
Size: 55.95 MB
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No one believes that the Roman Senate sat down one day to design the complex system that is Latin grammar, and few believe, these days, in the literal truth of the story of the Tower of Babel.

Is That A Fish In Your Ear

Author: David Bellos
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0865478724
Size: 13.31 MB
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Surprising, witty, and written with great joie de vivre, this book is all about how we comprehend other people and shows us how, ultimately, translation is another name for the human condition.