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Through the Language Glass, Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
Автор:
Deutscher Guy
Дата добавления:
2013-09-29
Язык книги:
English
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A 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 wary of the entire subject. 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...
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