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Through the language glass : why the world looks different in other languages / Guy Deutscher.

Author/Creator:
Deutscher, Guy, 1969-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
304 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Comparative linguistics.
Historical linguistics.
Language and languages in literature.
Summary:
A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of how--and whether--culture shapes language and language, culture.
Contents:
Language, culture, and thought
Naming the rainbow
A long-wave herring
The rude populations inhabiting foreign lands
Those who said our things before us
Plato and the Macedonian swineherd
Crying whorf
Where the sun doesn't rise in the East
Sex and syntax
Russian blues
Forgive us our ignorances.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780805081954 :
080508195X
OCLC:
499178945
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