Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour your World
Publish date: June 3rd 2010
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Popular Science
Nonfiction book about languages and the effect on culture, or culture and the effect on languages. Depends on how you read it and what you think about it, really. Deutscher discusses at length various linguistic theories and how they have evolved over time as the scientific side of intellectual curi...
Oh, yes! Fellow linguist's ideas on how languages matter.
I really enjoyed this book, even though, or maybe because, it was not at all what I expected. I was expecting a kind of language survey detailing the ways in which various languages differ from each other that might possibly be related to culture. For example, the rather overplayed number of diffe...
Am I the only one to feel that the style of this book is a bit too pretentious? A little over-finessed, a little disposed to show off the author's unquestionably very good English? Yeah, I know, I'm not a native speaker myself...
I only did 2 semesters of (German) linguistics at uni and sometimes I do wish I'd kept it as a minor instead of literature. This is a really interesting look at language and its relationship with thoughts/the way we see the world, using three examples: colours, gender and direction. My ebook was mis...
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