Name: Four Words for Friend- Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever
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Title: Four Words for Friend
Author: Kohn, Marek
Language: English

Description: <p><B>A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today’s world</B><p>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 more than one language will diminish-but Marek Kohn argues that plural language use is more 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.<p> <p>Kohn, whom the <I>Guardian</I> 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…

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