Fascinating' Alex Bellos, Guardian
'Fabulously interesting' Sam Leith, Sunday Times
'So robustly researched and wonderfully told that it is hard to put down' New Scientist
It's a question that has baffled, enraged and fascinated in equal measure
for over a century: does the language you speak affect the way you think? Contrary to the fashionable consensus of today, acclaimed author Guy Deutscher believes that the answer is a resounding yes.On an odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, and from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her, Through the Language Glass explores some of the most intriguing and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
'Brilliant [and] beautifully written' Financial Times
'Playful and provocative...Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics' Observer
'A marvellous and surprising book which left me breathless and dizzy with delight' Stephen Fryshow more