The Language Imperative
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.
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Excerpts from The Language Imperative, by Suzette Haden Elgin
Excerpts from The Language Imperative. (1) From the Preface, on pages vii to viii. "According to Chomsky, a Martian sent to Earth would conclude we speak a ...
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The Daily Telegraph (LONDON) Jan 20 2006. ^ Elgin, Suzette Haden. The Language Imperative. 2000: Perseus Books. ISBN 0738204285, ISBN 9780738204284]. ...
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