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: 78.42 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: 66.16 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 Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
Size: 10.59 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.

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361592
Size: 70.83 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.

Lost In Translation

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448192463
Size: 79.28 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.

Found In Translation

Author: Nataly Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611928
Size: 37.56 MB
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Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world.

Empires Of The Word

Author: Nicholas Ostler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062047353
Size: 67.88 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 ...

When Languages Die The Extinction Of The World S Languages And The Erosion Of Human Knowledge

Author: K. David Harrison Assistant Professor of Linguistics Swarthmore College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198040172
Size: 70.55 MB
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This extinction of languages, and the knowledge therein, has no parallel in human history. K. David Harrison's book is the first to focus on the essential question, what is lost when a language dies?

Linguistic Relativity

Author: Caleb Everett
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110308142
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This is the only book to extensively survey the recent work on linguistic relativity, and should serve as a critical resource for those concerned with the topic.