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galen  ·  2701 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Are We Different People in Different Languages?

I've had to sort of get back into thinking about this question recently-- I also find it really interesting, but when I was first getting into linguistics, /r/linguistics was totally populated (at least as far as I saw) with people who just totally derided linguistic relativism, so for a while I didn't think it was even a debate.

But now I'm hearing more and more people saying that it may not be that cut and dry, not to mention my own experience being semi-fluent in two languages now. So I guess I'm just thinking about language more in general.

More thoughts to come once I read the actual article :)





user-inactivated  ·  2700 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whenever the crowd rides on an idea like it's a wild bull, give it a closer look. People have a certain attitude towards things that change their view when they don't want it, and en masse it turns into derision.

veen  ·  2701 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh so that's the term they gave it. (Wiki to the rescue!) Never heard of it before but I am definitely of the opinion that language shapes how we think.