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Guy Deutscher

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Born in 1969, Guy Deutscher read Maths at Cambridge before doing a PhD in Linguistics. Formerly a Research Fellow in Historical Linguistics at St John's College, Cambridge, he is now at the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages in the University of Leiden. He lives in Amsterdam.

Books by Guy Deutscher

Through the Language Glass

A brilliant and provocative exploration of how the cultures we live in affect the languages we speak and how we think of the world around us.

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The Unfolding Of Language

'Enthralling' A.S. Byatt

A brilliant and original exploration of how languages evolve and have evolved, comparable to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct in its accessibility, wit and ambition.

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