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This review is from: Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)An interesting and readable treatise that answers the question as to what degree language is responsible for the way different cultures perceive the world.The book pays particular attention to areas concerning colour,space and gender,with rather more emphasis on the colour side of perception.
The author has an entertaining and fluid writing style that brings the subject alive by recounting the events that surround various discoveries,rather than presenting us with a purely scientific document which just recounts experimental outcomes.
Unless you have a degree in linguistics, you are likely to come away with a new appreciation of the power of culture to shape our understanding of the human environment and a renewed faith in the ability of scientific authors to present there ideas without being ego-centric or obtuse.