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John H. McWhorter
Birth date: January 01, 1965
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Reflections rated it 7 years ago
Does the structure of the language we speak affect the way we think and how we perceive the world? If you are intrigued by that idea and don’t mind re-examining any cherished Sapir-Whorf beliefs you may have this short but spirited and well argued book will be of interest. When we think of the fasc...
Kaethe rated it 7 years ago
Veronica has been on a McWhorter binge lately, and I've been following along. He's entertaining and a strong populizer/educator on linguistics. It's not hard to imagine him giving the same material as lectures to his college classes. And I'm always fascinated when people clearly explain what a thing...
Kaethe rated it 7 years ago
Until I came to write this review I didn't realize I had already read this on October 8th, 2005. Well, that explains why I had absorbed his ideas so thoroughly and pretty much agreed with him about everything. Oh, well. I enjoyed it like anything, again. And I got to discuss it with Veronica. Some...
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Muh, das Telefonbuch rated it 8 years ago
I just love that title. xD_____________________________If you're a linguist or studying that subject, the message of this book is nothing new: language is ingrown, dissheveled, intricate, oral and mixed (using the author's words here), who would have thought?The thing is, many people still believe t...
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Cecily's book reviews rated it 8 years ago
On TBR because of Manny's review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/86692663
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