Four Words for Friend: The Rewards of Using More than One Language in a Divided World Kohn, Marek

Four Words for Friend: The Rewards of Using More than One Language in a Divided World

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A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today's world

In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it's easy to assume that the need to use more than one language will diminish-but Marek Kohn argues that plural language use is more important than ever. In a divided world, it helps us to understand ourselves and others better, to live together better, and to make the most of our various cultures.

Kohn, whom the Guardian has called "one of the best science writers we have," brings together perspectives from psychology, evolutionary thought, politics, literature, and everyday experience. He explores how people acquire languages; how they lose them; how they can regain them; how different languages may affect people's perceptions, their senses of self, and their relationships with each other; and how to resolve the fundamental contradiction of languages, that they exist as much to prevent communication as to make it happen.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780300251517
BY (AUTHOR) Kohn, Marek
PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 03, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 226 mm x 150 mm
WEIGHT : 386 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Language & Linguistics
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION : A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today's worldIn a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it's easy to assume that the need to use more than one language will diminish-but Marek Kohn argues that plural language use is more important than ever. In a divided world, it helps us to understand ourselves and others better, to live together better, and to make the most of our various cultures. Kohn, whom the Guardian has called "one of the best science writers we have," brings together perspectives from psychology, evolutionary thought, politics, literature, and everyday experience. He explores how people acquire languages; how they lose them; how they can regain them; how different languages may affect people's perceptions, their senses of self, and their relationships with each other; and how to resolve the fundamental contradiction of languages, that they exist as much to prevent communication as to make it happen. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780300251517 BY (AUTHOR) Kohn, Marek PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 03, 2020 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 226 mm x 150 mm WEIGHT : 386 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Language & Linguistics Society & Social Sciences * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.