About this book
A provocative exploration of how the cultures we live in affect the languages we speak and how we think of the world around us. Asks the questions 'Does language reflect the culture of a society, is a mother-tongue a lens through which a world is perceived, and can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts?'
Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? This title states that contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes.