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Through The Language Glass

Through the Language Glass

by: Guy Deutscher

Category: Language

Price: € 16,50

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 ...

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The Missing Ink

The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are

by: Hensher, Philip

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 14,85

When Philip Hensher realized that he didn't know what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. But does it really matter that typing and texting have largely taken the place of passionate love letters, secret diary entries and postcards ...

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Bilingual

Bilingual: Life and Reality

by: Grosjean, Francois

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 23,10 >> € 16,20

“'Bilingual: Life and Reality'… is a readable, informative, and emotionally satisfying work… The book is a gift” - Barbara Zurer Pearson, 'Language'

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths ...

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Dutch Biography Of A Language

Dutch: Biography of a Language

by: Roland Willemyns

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 37,10 >> € 33,75

More than 22 million people speak Dutch-primarily in Holland, Belgium, Suriname, and the Antilles. This book offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects.

In addition to providing a general introduction to the evolution of ...

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Language The Cultural Tool

Language: The Cultural Tool

by: Daniel Everett

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 14,85 >> € 13,50

"The most important - and provocative - anthropological field work ever undertaken." - Tom Wolfe, author of 'The Bonfire of the Vanities'

"The book on language I have been waiting and waiting for. A masterpiece, and then some." - Patricia S. Churchland, University of California, San Diego

"Eloquently ...

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Is That A Fish

Is That a Fish in Your Ear? The Amazing Adventure of Translation

by: David Bellos

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 14,85 >> € 12,00

How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This question is at the heart of David Bellos's funny, wise and life-affirming language book, which shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and ...

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You Talkin ' To Me

You Talkin' to Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

by: Sam Leith

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 14,85 >> € 13,50

Rhetoric is nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. It convicts criminals (and then frees them on appeal). It causes governments to rise and fall, ...

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The Life Of Slang

The Life of Slang

by: Julie Coleman

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 24,75 >> € 22,50

In 1906, an Australian journalist overheard some youths on a street-corner:

"Things will be bally slow till next pay-day. I've done in nearly all my spond. Here, now; cheese it, or I'll lob one in your lug. Lend us a cigarette. Lend it; oh, no, I don't part. Look out, here's a bobby going to tell us ...

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Begat The King James Bible And The English Language

Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language

by: David Crystal

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 14,85

Question: What do the following have in common?

Let there be light - A fly in the ointment - A rod of iron - New wine in old bottles - Lick the dust - How are the mighty fallen - Kick against the pricks - Wheels within wheels

Answer: They're all in the King James Bible.

This astonishing book ...

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A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning

A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning

by: Ray Jackendoff

Category: Language and Linguistics

Price: € 28,05 >> € 25,50

"Startling and insightful" -- Steven Pinker

'A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning' is Jackendoff's most important book since his groundbreaking 'Foundations of Language'. Written with an informality that belies the originality of its insights, it presents a radical new account of the relation between ...

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