Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different

Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages Linguistics has long shied away from claiming any link between a language and the culture of its speakers But now, acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue Can culture influence language and vice versa Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts Could our experience of the world depend on whether our language has a word for blue Challenging the consensus that the fundaments of language are hard wired in our genes and thus universal, Deutscher argues that the answer to all these questions is yes In thrilling fashion, he takes us from Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the , from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water a she becomes a he once you dip a tea bag into her, demonstrating that language does in fact reflect culture in ways that are anything but trivial ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue Can culture influence language and vice versa Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts Could our experience of the world depend on whether our language has a word for blue Challenging the consensus that the fundaments of language are hard wired in our genes and thus universal ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Deutscher argues that the answer to all these questions is yes In thrilling fashion [Read] ➳ Much Obliged, Jeeves By P.G. Wodehouse – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he takes us from Homer to Darwin ❮PDF❯ ✪ The Wrong Blood ✑ Author Manuel de Lope – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk from Yale to the [Epub] ➟ The Customer-Funded Business ➠ John W. Mullins – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water a she becomes a he once you dip a tea bag into her [Download] ➶ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk demonstrating that language does in fact reflect culture in ways that are anything but trivial


About the Author: Guy Deutscher

There isthan one author with this nameFor the physics professor, please see Guy Deutscher.Guy Deutscher is the author of Through the Language Glass and The Unfolding of Language Formerly a Fellow of St John s College, Cambridge and of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages in the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he is an honorary Research Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures in the University of Manchester.Through The Language Glass has been short listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2011



10 thoughts on “Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

  1. says:

    Technological Kickback Language is a form of technology, perhaps the source technology from which all others are generated even if academic linguists have difficulty in seeing it as such Language may not look like look a technology because it s largely invisible It takes time and effort to master but then it s taken for granted so that it is no longer noticed But like any technology, it does things for peo


  2. says:

    This is a fascinating book about how culture shapes language, and how language shapes our view of reality Guy Deutscher is a linguist, and he separates out in some detail, the facts of this subject from fiction.Because, there is a lot of fiction Much of what we have heard about how language shapes our world view is false Nietzsche s line that the limits of my language mean the limits of my world is absolutely fals


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    BLURBA masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of how and whether culture shapes language and language, culture.Linguistics has long shied away from claiming any link between a language and the culture of its speakers too much simplistic even bigoted chatter about the romance of Italian and the goose stepping orderliness of German has made serious thinkers wa


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    from the BrainyQuote Facebook pageNature or nurture In the mid 19th century, William Gladstone, eminent British statesman and, in view of how we think of politicians nowadays, improbable source of scientific erudition, noted through his Homeric studies that the ancients didn t see color as we do Wine dark sea And not only that, but violet sea, violet wool on sheep, and violet iron And green chl ros for yes, sprouts but twigs Cycl


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    The first foreign language I learned to complete fluency was German after five years of high school German I spent a year at a German boys boarding school At the end of that year I was completely fluent, but noticed an odd phenomenon, that I felt like a slightly different person when I spoke German than when speaking English Since then I ve also learned Spanish to a high degree of fluency, and the same observation holds In both cases, th


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    This is what I call Having a Really Good Time Yes, I know, but then some people go ice fishing For fun So, if like me you are a language geek and have a fairly quiet life, then this might be your idea of a high old time too Because Guy Deutscher manages that most demanding combination On one hand, he is an academic linguist, which you might assume would mean he uses phrases like pro drop parameter or boundary conditions or declarative sentences


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    I suppose I hold linguists to a higher standard than civilians regarding their word choice and articulation of ideas After all, if there s one category of people who should know about the power of words, it s this one Which is why I m so disappointed by this book.The book is called Through the Language Glass Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages When you re done with it, you would expect to know why, according to the author, the world looks d


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    I can understand people who feel that Through the Language Glass didn t quite fulfill its promise The subtitle might beaccurately, does the world look different in other languages And the answer is yes, but in a limited way that won t be satisfying to those who want the answer to be an unequivocal yes People feel that the world is different for them in different languages, and even that they are different in other languages, but there just isn t the scientific


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    As a native Russian speaker, I always felt different from Americans I ve always wondered if the language i was brought up with altered my thinking in ways Americans weren t I was hoping to get the answer in this book and I was really disappointed.The book started out strong, showing how 3 different languages defined culture in different ways French being most romantic and German being most brutal But then once I started reading the book, it never really delved deeply i


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    I finished this book, like, two weeks ago, right when my job s special breed of life consuming crazy was bearing down on me with an animalistic rabidity Let s see what I remembered about it, aside from the fact that it was generously packed with treats that made my inner word nerd dance oh so whitely with joy.First of all, the author s first language is Yiddish Seeing as I know farnative tongue butchers of English than I do folks who can finesse the language like they re tryin


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