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

Author(s): Guy Deutscher

Non-Fiction

'Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics...he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world' - "Observer". Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In "Through the Language Glass", acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

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A brilliant and provocative exploration of how the cultures we live in affect the languages we speak and how we think of the world around us.

'Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics...he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world' - "Observer".

Guy Deutscher is the author of The Unfolding of Language: The Evolution of Mankind's Greatest Invention. Formerly a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge and of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He lives in Surrey with his wife and two daughters.

General Fields

  • : 9780099505570
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : February 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations (some col.), ports
  • : Guy Deutscher
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 306.44
  • : 320