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The Resource The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language, John H. McWhorter

The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language, John H. McWhorter

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The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language
Title
The language hoax
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why the world looks the same in any language
Statement of responsibility
John H. McWhorter
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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10311641
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
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McWhorter, John H
Dewey number
306.44
Index
index present
LC call number
P35
LC item number
.M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Language and culture
  • Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
Target audience
adult
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why the world looks the same in any language
Label
The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language, John H. McWhorter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Studies have shown -- Having it both ways? -- An interregnum: on culture -- Dissing the Chinese -- What's the worldview from English? -- Respect for humanity
Control code
1013578
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xx, 182 pages
Isbn
9780199361588
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013033221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(Sirsi) i9780199361588
Label
The language hoax : why the world looks the same in any language, John H. McWhorter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studies have shown -- Having it both ways? -- An interregnum: on culture -- Dissing the Chinese -- What's the worldview from English? -- Respect for humanity
Control code
1013578
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xx, 182 pages
Isbn
9780199361588
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013033221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780199361588

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