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2.0 out of 5 stars Enough to read interviews, 12 April 2012
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This review is from: Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)
Very disappointed. Too much on what various English-speaking men (and some jews) believed or 200 years ago, very few examples he himself has experienced, so it was the same examples that are in all book on language. Some of the examples arer slightly dubious, since they are from one man who has talked with the last remaining speaker of some small languages. Maybe they misunderstood? We willl never find out.
If you read interviews with Guy Deutcher on internet you will find all the interesting information there.

In addition I read the following books in Norwegian. I liked all of them better. In order of how well I liked them. Rest of review will be in Norwegian since the books are anyway not translated:

Reiser mellom språk av Rolf Theil
Masse eksempler han har opplevd selv, mange rare måter å organisere språk på. Jeg lærte masse!

Norsk er et lite språk som er i ferd med å dø ut av Guro Flagstad og Anders Vaa
Tar opp myter om språk en etter en. Eskimoenes ord for snø osv. Mye jeg visste fra før, men det gjør kanskje ikke du?

Et hav av språk av Åshild Næss og Atle Næss
Far og datter har skrevet boka. Ganske mye om Stillehavsspråk, som var interessant, men i tillegg de samme standardeksemplene som i the language glass. Halve boka er farens reisebeskrivelse. Må si at det var en øyeåpner for meg å oppleve at en person kan så lite om andre land og kjeder seg på et nytt sted etter bare en kveld uten radio og data.
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