25 Feb 2013 Flanneltron   » (Journeyer)

On the Concept of Shaping Thought with Language

Psychologist Lera Boroditsky says she’s “interested in how the languages we speak shape the way we think” [1]. This statement seems so innocent, and yet it implies that language definitely does shape thought1. It also leads us to use a metaphor with “shape.” Causes and Dependencies Does language cause thought? Or at least in part? [...]

Syndicated 2013-02-25 02:54:47 from SynapticNulship

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