Through the Language Glass

A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649490X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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"Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world." Observer *Does language reflect the culture of a society? *Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? *Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In Through the Language Glass, acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

Through the Language Glass

On an odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag ...

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780434016907

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 309

View: 922

"Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguisticsa he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world." Observer *Does language reflect the culture of a society? *Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? *Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In Through the Language Glass, acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

Language Through the Looking Glass

Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Marina Yaguello charts the major themes of linguistics. Utilising the devices of humour, word-games and poetry, she illustrates how we can come to an understanding of language.

Author: Marina Yaguello

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198700050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Marina Yaguello charts the major themes of linguistics. Utilising the devices of humour, word-games and poetry, she illustrates how we can come to an understanding of language.

Philosophy Through The Looking Glass

This book provides an introduction to his work, an account of his original theory of meaning and an analysis of the celebrated Anti-Oedipus, which takes délire as one of its main themes.

Author: Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315522721

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 780

It is generally accepted that language is primarily a means of communication. But do we always mean what we say – must we mean something when we talk? This book explores the other side of language, where words are incoherent and meaning fails us. it argues that this shadey side of language is more important in our everyday speech than linguists and philosophers recognize. Historically this other side of language known as has attracted more attention in France than elsewhere. It is particularly interesting because it brings together texts from a wide range of fields, including fiction, poetry and linguistics. The author also discusses the kind of linguistics that must be developed to deal with such texts, a linguistics which makes use of psychoanalytic knowledge. This tradition of writing has produced a major philosopher, Gilles Deleuze. This book provides an introduction to his work, an account of his original theory of meaning and an analysis of the celebrated Anti-Oedipus, which takes délire as one of its main themes.

The Legacy of Dutch Brazil

1 As Guy Deutscher's new book Through the Language Glass paraphrases, “If
different languages influence our minds in different ways, this is not because of
what our language allows us to think but rather because of what it habitually
obliges ...

Author: Michiel van Groesen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139993178

Category: History

Page:

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This book argues that Dutch Brazil (1624–54) is an integral part of Atlantic history and that it made an impact well beyond colonial and national narratives in the Netherlands and Brazil. In doing so, this book proposes a radical shift in interpretation. The Dutch Atlantic is widely perceived as an incongruity among more durable European empires, whereas Brazil occupies an exceptional place in the history of Latin America, which leads to a view of Dutch Brazil as self-contained and historically isolated. The Legacy of Dutch Brazil shows that repercussions of the Dutch infiltration in the Southern Hemisphere resonated across the Atlantic Basin and remained long after the fall of the colony. By examining its regional, national, and cosmopolitan legacies, thirteen authors trace the memories and mythologies of Dutch Brazil from the colonial period up until the present day and engage in broader debates on geopolitical and cultural changes at the crossroads of Atlantic and Latin American studies.

From White to Yellow

Whorf, Language, Thought, and Reality, 213–14. 21 For recent scholarship on
this topic, see Lucy, Grammatical Categories and Cognition; Pütz and Verspoor,
Explorations in Linguistic Relativity; and Deutscher, Through the Language Glass
, ...

Author: Rotem Kowner

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773596844

Category: History

Page: 678

View: 718

When Europeans first landed in Japan they encountered people they perceived as white-skinned and highly civilized, but these impressions did not endure. Gradually the Europeans' positive impressions faded away and Japanese were seen as yellow-skinned and relatively inferior. Accounting for this dramatic transformation, From White to Yellow is a groundbreaking study of the evolution of European interpretations of the Japanese and the emergence of discourses about race in early modern Europe. Transcending the conventional focus on Africans and Jews within the rise of modern racism, Rotem Kowner demonstrates that the invention of race did not emerge in a vacuum in eighteenth-century Europe, but rather was a direct product of earlier discourses of the "Other." This compelling study indicates that the racial discourse on the Japanese, alongside the Chinese, played a major role in the rise of the modern concept of race. While challenging Europe's self-possession and sense of centrality, the discourse delayed the eventual consolidation of a hierarchical worldview in which Europeans stood immutably at the apex. Drawing from a vast array of primary sources, From White to Yellow traces the racial roots of the modern clash between Japan and the West.

Language Rights

We may linguistically overinterpret termswhen we studya foreign language.
Consider ... Accordingly, Guy Deutscher's popular Through the Language Glass:
how Words Colouryour World (2010) presents a modified linguistic relativist
position, ...

Author: V. Pupavac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 334

Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.

The Language Hoax

Yet beyond obscure academic journals it's easy to miss how poorly the Whorfian
idea has fared scientifically. Of late especially, popular books such as Daniel
Everett's Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, Deutscher's Through the Language
Glass, ...

Author: John H. McWhorter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 515

Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue. Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue. Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people? Does language control and limit the way we think? This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong. It is language that reflects culture and worldview, not the other way around. The fact that a language has only one word for eat, drink, and smoke doesn't mean its speakers don't process the difference between food and beverage, and those who use the same word for blue and green perceive those two colors just as vividly as others do. McWhorter shows not only how the idea of language as a lens fails but also why we want so badly to believe it: we're eager to celebrate diversity by acknowledging the intelligence of peoples who may not think like we do. Though well-intentioned, our belief in this idea poses an obstacle to a better understanding of human nature and even trivializes the people we seek to celebrate. The reality -- that all humans think alike -- provides another, better way for us to acknowledge the intelligence of all peoples.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
. New York: Metropolitan Books. Deutscher, Guy (2010b) Does your language
shape how you think? New York Times August 29. Duranti, Allessandro (2003).

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 790

Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.

The New Strategic Landscape

Reviewing language and being aware of its power gives leaders a tangible way
to work with culture, to harness its beneficial relevance ... Through the Language
Glass: Why the World Looks Differentin Other Languages,London: ArrowBooks.

Author: Julie Verity

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728336X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 876

The business challenges of organizations are increasingly complex; strategists need a rich choice of approaches in order to respond. Too few strategy models challenge the dominate paradigm of rational analysis, choice maximisation and planned implementation. This rich collection from an eclectic group of strategists provides alternatives.

The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Through the language glass. New York: Heinemann. Devitt, M., & Sterelny, K. (
1987). Language and reality. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. Dillard, J. P. ... Journal of
Language and Social Psychology, 16, 297–325. Dixon, J. A., & Mahoney, B. (
2004).

Author: Mark L. Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148334150X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 531

The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person's life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including: Biological and Physiological Processes Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts Supportive and Divisive Transactions Social Networks Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.

Diabetes Education

Deutscher G. ( 2010 ) Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks
Different in Other Languages . London , Arrow Books. Diabetes Australia . ( 2011
) A New Language for Diabetes: Improving Communication with and about
People ...

Author: Trisha Dunning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118302397

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 322

Diabetes education is a process, the key to which is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the individual. The overall goal of diabetes education is to enhance the individual’s health capability, including their ability to solve problems and apply the learning to self-care. Thus, diabetes education is an interactive process of teaching and learning where information is co-generated. This innovative and thought-provoking new book explores the ‘how’ of diabetes education, rather than the ‘what’ and the ‘why’. Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence helps healthcare practitioners teach diabetes effectively from diagnosis onwards and ensure people living with diabetes receive individualised support and information. It enables practitioners and educators to examine and reflect on their practice when managing the person with diabetes. Bringing together all the thinking and experience of the diabetes journey in one text, this book is essential reading for all practitioners and students involved in diabetes care. SPECIAL FEATURES: Features short stories, case studies, illustrative quotes, practice points and reflection points throughout Edited by an internationally renowned expert in the field Contributions from some of the world’s leading diabetes educators This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Brand Revolution

Guy Deutscher, Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in
Other languages, Random House, 2010. 3. Also called Palo Alto School or
Invisible College, initially a group of researchers working at the Mental Research
 ...

Author: M. Sicard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137019492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 159

Brand Revolution offers a radical new approach to brand management. With big brand case studies including L'Oreal and Jaguar, the author draws on her extensive experience as a marketing consultant to put together this highly engaging and practical book for developing, improving and controlling the identity of your brand.

Handbook of Research on E Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition

EFL. through. the. Digital. Glass. of. Corpus. Linguistics. Vander Viana
Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sonia ... This chapter follows the
example by going through the looking-glass of language to see what can be
revealed.

Author: de C ssia Veiga Marriott, Rita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049953

Category: Education

Page: 646

View: 114

"This book discusses the complete range of contemporary research topics such as computer modeling, geometry, geoprocessing, and geographic information systems"--Provided by publisher.

Anthropology Through the Looking Glass

In this innovative and ambitious book, Michael Herzfeld moves Greek Ethnography from the margins to the centre of anthropological theory, revealing the theoretical insights that can be gained by so doing.

Author: Michael Herzfeld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389082

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 768

Despite having emerged in the heyday of a dominant Europe, of which Ancient Greece is the hallowed spiritual and intellectual ancestor, anthropology has paradoxically shown relatively little interest in contemporary Greek culture. In this innovative and ambitious book, Michael Herzfeld moves Greek Ethnography from the margins to the centre of anthropological theory, revealing the theoretical insights that can be gained by so doing. He shows that the ideology that originally led to the creation of anthropology also played a large part in the growth of the modern Greek nation-state, and that Greek ethnography can therefore serve as a mirror for an ethnography of anthropology itself. He further demonstrates the role that scholarly fields, including anthropology, have played in the construction of contemporary Greek culture and Greek identity.

Japan Through the Looking Glass

Into. the. mirror. L. ike most good things, my exploration started by accident. In
early 1990 the British Council invited me to ... I believed that for much of its history
Japan had used roughly the same language, had similar art and aesthetics, ...

Author: Alan MacFarlane

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650589

Category: Travel

Page: 326

View: 679

This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers the multi-faceted nature of a country and people who are even more extraordinary than they seem. Our journey encompasses religion, ritual, martial arts, manners, eating, drinking, hot baths, geishas, family, home, singing, wrestling, dancing, performing, clans, education, aspiration, sexes, generations, race, crime, gangs, terror, war, kindness, cruelty, money, art, imperialism, emperor, countryside, city, politics, government, law and a language that varies according to whom you are speaking. Clear-sighted, persistent, affectionate, unsentimental and honest - Alan Macfarlane shows us Japan as it has never been seen before.

The Body Language Advantage

Written by world-renowned communication and body language expert Lillian Glass, Ph.D., this book will show you how to quickly and accurately analyze a person’s behavior and character, so in no time at all, you’ll know more about that ...

Author: Lillian Glass

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592335152

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 689

Discover the Hidden Signals People Are Sending You! The Body Language Advantage is your secret weapon to understanding and using nonverbal communication, speech patterns, and vocal tones to spot and head off problems in your relationships, succeed professionally, recognize deception, and determine what people really mean. Written by world-renowned communication and body language expert Lillian Glass, Ph.D., this book will show you how to quickly and accurately analyze a person’s behavior and character, so in no time at all, you’ll know more about that complete stranger across the room than his friends and family probably do—and he’ll be none the wiser! And you can use your skills anywhere—from the interview room, to business meetings, to social events, to your own home. Through more than 95 full-color photos and accessible instructions, Dr. Glass teaches you how to expertly examine all aspects of body language, from facial expression and movement, to body posture and behavior, to voice tone and speech content, so you can get the whole picture quickly and efficiently, and use it to inform your own reactions and decisions. She also shows you how to recognize the top ten toxic types of people—so you can effectively deal with such individuals in your life.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

... like his shadow , looking over his shoulder . ) ALICE . What a strange language
! ( The RED KING , laughing , holds up to the audience the mirror image of "
Jabberwocky . " ' ) Oh , of course - it ' s looking - glass language . RED QUEEN .

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871292155

Category: Drama

Page: 43

View: 525


A History of Glassforming

The addition of a single blob of hot glass to the wall of a vessel during
manufacture has been constantly exploited over ... of the early glassmakers that
they rapidly re - expressed these forms and details through the novel language of
glass .

Author: Keith Cummings

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812236477

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 186

View: 898

Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs and drawings, A History of Glassforming is a singular and important book for historians, connoisseurs, and students of glass.

Through the Looking Glass

Language becomes a found object , not composed but rather chosen by the
singer because , one can assume , it applies to her condition . It is unclear what
that condition is , however . In repeating " I'm not the girl who misses much , ” Rist
 ...

Author: Sarah K. Rich

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780911209600

Category: Art

Page: 38

View: 740

Through the Looking Glass provides readers with an informative record of the exhibition of self-portraits by Ana Mendieta, Carrie Mae Weems, and other leading women artists, held in 2003 at the Palmer Museum of Art as part of the Women's Self-Representation Project at The Pennsylvania State University. Fully illustrated, this catalogue enables readers to revisit the provocative juxtaposition of Yayoi Kusama's Multi-Fabrics and Alba d'Urbano's Couture, or Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen and several of Cindy Sherman's famed Film Stills. An essay by Sarah Rich addresses important questions about women's use of self-portraiture. How, for example, does self-representation by women engage with narcissism, a long-time trait long ascribed to the stereotypical &"woman&"? To what extent is gender a necessary element in women's self-portraiture?