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

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

Author: Guy Deutscher
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Book Title
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
Author
Guy Deutscher
ISBN
9780312610494
A New York Times Editor's ChoiceAn Economist Best Book of 2010A Financial Times Best Book of 2010A Library Journal Best Book of 2010 The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Guy DeutscherPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 08/30/2011ISBN: 9780312610494Pages: 304Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 9.25h x 6.20w x 1.02dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/02/2011 pg. 32

A New York Times Editor's Choice
An Economist Best Book of 2010
A Financial Times Best Book of 2010
A Library Journal Best Book of 2010

The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 08/30/2011
ISBN: 9780312610494
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.20w x 1.02d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/02/2011 pg. 32

A New York Times Editor's Choice
An Economist Best Book of 2010
A Financial Times Best Book of 2010
A Library Journal Best Book of 2010

The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 08/30/2011
ISBN: 9780312610494
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.20w x 1.02d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/02/2011 pg. 32