9780312610494

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312610494

  • ISBN 10:

    0312610491

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/30/2011
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

The New York TimesEditor's Choice The EconomistBest Books of 2010 Financial Times Best Books of 2010 Library JournalBest Books 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 Glassis destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery.

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