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: 57.28 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: 39.32 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?

Through The Language Glass

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780434016907
Size: 67.20 MB
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On an odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag ...

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361606
Size: 66.71 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: 16.18 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 ...

The Entropy Crisis

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812779698
Size: 60.10 MB
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Intends to prove that the "energy crisis" is an entropy crisis. This book uses examples from daily experiences to introduce the concept of entropy.

The Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
Size: 58.35 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.

Found In Translation

Author: Nataly Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611928
Size: 37.17 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.

Languages After Brexit

Author: Michael Kelly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319651692
Size: 75.55 MB
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This book represents a significant intervention into the debates surrounding Brexit and language policy.