Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever




      Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever
A compelling argument about the importance of using 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 than one language will diminish but Marek Kohn argues that plural language use is 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. Free Download Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever [ By ] Marek Kohn [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever
 By Marek Kohn IBN : 0300231083 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever
  • Marek Kohn
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 0300231083

10 thoughts on “ Four Words for Friend: Why Using More than One Language Matters Now More than Ever

  1. Warwick says:

    Among the many asymmetries that worked to Britain s disadvantage in its negotiations to leave the European Union, Marek Kohn notes, in one of the barbed asides that punctuate this book, was the twenty seven other nations fluent grasp of the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, unmatched by any corresponding British familiarity with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung or Bild It s a point that seems especially clear from where I sit, as an Englishman living in German speaking Central Europe, t Among the many asymmetries that worked to Britain s disadvantage in its negotiations to leave the European Union, Marek Kohn notes, in one of the barbed asides that punctuate this book, was the twenty seven other nations fluent grasp of the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, unmatched by any corresponding British familiarity with ...

  2. Yehudit Reishtein says:

    An examination of bilingualism and multilingualism Kohn probes a what might seem like an esoteric subject, exploring the advantages of speakingthan one language to individuals as well as the problems it causes in societies For example, he spends a full chapter exploring Latvia s two language populations Even though the minority population of Russian speakers must use the Latvian language in all public functions, their children attend Russian schools The schools are mandated to increa An examination of bilingualism and multilingualism Kohn probes a what might seem like an esoteric subject, exploring the advantages of speakingthan one language to individuals as well as the problems it causes in societies For example, he spends a full chapter exploring Latvia s two language po...

  3. Laura says:

    A fascinating exploration of bilingualism and its benefits for individuals and societies.

  4. Dora Okeyo says:

    This book is relevant today and I love how the author explores language, the ability to relate to different people and cultures and what role language plays in all this.It s an engaging read and for someone who speaks three languages fluently and struggled to learn Chinese and Spanish later on in college, I d say that the author explores aspects about language and how powerful it is in relationships on any level and though that s always been said, what s fresh with this book is research on the h This book is relevant today and I love how the author explores language, the ability to relate to different people and cultures and what role language plays in all this.It s an engaging read and for someone who speaks three languages fluently and struggled to learn Chinese and Spanish lat...

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