Pilgrim in the Palace of Words: A Journey Through the 6,000 Languages of Earth (Large Print 16pt)

Pilgrim in the Palace of Words: A Journey Through the 6,000 Languages of Earth (Large Print 16pt)

by Glenn Dixon

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Overview

Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is about language, about the words that splash and chatter across our tongues. Some six thousand languages are still spoken on the planet, and author Glenn Dixon - an expert is socio-linguistics and a tireless adventurer - travels to the Earth's four corners to explore the way these languages create and mould societies. As one philosopher said, languages are Houses of Being. After doing graduate work in linguistics, Dixon wanted to visit these houses or ''''palaces'''' himself - to stroll along their sidewalks, knock on their doors, and peek in their windows. He wanted to see what they were hiding in their basements even if it meant a little bit of trouble. In some cases, a whole lot of trouble! Join him on his adventure as, with wit and humour, he works toward a real understanding of how and why we communicate the way we do in the Global Village.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781525251634
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2017
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Pilgrim in the Palace of Words: A Journey Through the 6,000 Languages of Earth 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sarbow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful though-provoking book, written in an accessible and personal style. It has humor, usually when the author is laughing at himself and some sad parts. It makes you think about our world and how people can be very kind or very cruel to each other. Its a book about languages, but mostly about culture and shared experience.
rnorthrop2001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quite an entertaining book, though Dixon has a habit of repeating himself. he others a definition for agglutinated two or three times. Dixon's use of metaphor and language in general is excellent but at all times is he clear. His enlightened view of different cultures is wonderful and refreshing. His examinations of language are the most fascinating aspect of the text. If you have an interest in other cultures, other languages or just travel literature, read it.
Akoda More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's funny but it's also informative. I turned to my wife many, many times to say "Hey, you gotta here this." A great book for anyone who likes travelling.