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The Resource Four words for friend : why using more than one language matters now more than ever, Marek Kohn

Four words for friend : why using more than one language matters now more than ever, Marek Kohn

Label
Four words for friend : why using more than one language matters now more than ever
Title
Four words for friend
Title remainder
why using more than one language matters now more than ever
Statement of responsibility
Marek Kohn
Title variation
4 words for friend
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Marek
Dewey number
306.446
Index
index present
LC call number
P115
LC item number
.K64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
Label
Four words for friend : why using more than one language matters now more than ever, Marek Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other words are possible -- Babel: the conspiracy theory -- The rising din -- It must still be in there somewhere -- Two languages in one head -- Speakers in search of an endpoint -- Being somebody else -- One nation, one language -- Possible words
Control code
1046549717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780300231083
Lccn
2018962174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046549717
Label
Four words for friend : why using more than one language matters now more than ever, Marek Kohn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other words are possible -- Babel: the conspiracy theory -- The rising din -- It must still be in there somewhere -- Two languages in one head -- Speakers in search of an endpoint -- Being somebody else -- One nation, one language -- Possible words
Control code
1046549717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780300231083
Lccn
2018962174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046549717

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