LINGUIST List 21.4033

Tue Oct 12 2010

Media: Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Editor for this issue: Mfon Udoinyang <mfonlinguistlist.org>


        1.    Mfon Udoinyang, Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Message 1: Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
Date: 12-Oct-2010
From: MfonUdoinyang <mfonlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
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Though the issue of whether our first language (or mother tongue)influences the way we think has been controversial, recent studies seem tosuggest that this might indeed be the case. A New York Times article ofAugust 26, 2010 by Guy Deutscher discusses this issue in detail:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html?_r=1

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             General Linguistics

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