The Language Imperative: The Power of Language to Enrich Your Life and Expand Your Mind

The Language Imperative: The Power of Language to Enrich Your Life and Expand Your Mind

by Suzette Haden Elgin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738204285

ISBN-13: 9780738204284

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: Basic Books

Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just "talk"? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative, best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin examines the power of language to shape our lives. She confronts

Overview

Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just "talk"? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative, best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin examines the power of language to shape our lives. She confronts some of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today: Is it a good or bad idea for Americans to have command of more than one language? Should learning languages be a luxury for only the rich? Or should it be a goal of the public educational system as well? Based on solid science and filled with personal insights, The Language Imperative is required reading for anyone interested in how words shape our lives, both as individuals and as a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204284
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.72(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

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