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Author Deutscher, Guy, 1969-

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
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Description 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Subject Comparative linguistics.
Historical linguistics.
Language and languages in literature.
ISBN 9780805081954
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