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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
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Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of... show more
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099505570 (0099505576)
Publisher: Arrow
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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JLee22
JLee22 rated it
3.0 Through the Language Glass
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...
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it
5.0 Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
Oh, yes! Fellow linguist's ideas on how languages matter.
Betsy's Non-Blog
Betsy's Non-Blog rated it
4.0 Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
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...
nente
nente rated it
3.0 Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
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...
Bookish for life
Bookish for life rated it
4.0 Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
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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