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Description - The Language Imperative by Suzette Haden Elgin

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738204284
ISBN-10: 0738204285
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Suzette Haden Elgin

Suzette Haden Elgin received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. A specialist in applied psycholinguistics, she is the author of the best-selling Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defence series, which consists of thirteen books and two audio programs. She is also the founder and director of the Ozark centre for Language Studies.

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