Guy Deutscher

Guy Deutscher is an Israeli linguist and author known for his popular science books on the subject of language. His works explore the relationship between language, culture, and thought. He has written books such as 'The Unfolding of Language' and 'Through the Language Glass', which have received acclaim for their accessible approach to complex linguistic topics.


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  1. 1. Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

    This book explores the link between language and perception, challenging the conventional belief that languages are only tools for describing reality and do not influence the way we perceive the world. The author delves into how different languages can shape the way their speakers understand and interact with their surroundings, arguing that linguistic differences can significantly impact cognition and perception. The book combines linguistic analysis, cultural history, and cognitive science to provide a fascinating examination of how our mother tongue can affect our cognitive processes, including color perception and spatial orientation.