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The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language

Author: John H McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A provocative argument against the idea that we view the world through the lens of the language we speak.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter
ISBN: 9780199361588 0199361584
OCLC Number: 922605599
Description: xx, 182 p. ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter One: Studies Have Shown ; Chapter Two: Having it Both Ways? ; Chapter Three: An Interregnum: On Culture ; Chapter Four: Dissing the Chinese ; Chapter Five: What's the World View from English? ; Chapter Six: Respect for Humanity
Responsibility: John H. McWhorter.

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this manifesto is thought-provoking and well-argued reading not only for the general public but also for linguists. * Angela Bartens, Sociolinguistic Studies * a well-written and stimulating book Read more...

 
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