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Through the Language Glass

Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

By Guy Deutscher
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Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher

Through the Language Glass (2010) explores the many ways in which language both reflects and influences our culture. By exploring the different ways that languages deal with space, gender and color, the book demonstrates just how fundamentally the language you speak alters your perception of the world.

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  • People interested in language and how it affects us
  • Anyone interested in how the brain works
  • Linguistics students

Guy Deutscher is a linguist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. In addition to his numerous academic contributions, Deutscher is also the author of The Unfolding of Language.

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