Language Shape the Way We Think?
Recently I read an
intriguing article in The New York Times
regarding language. In the 20th Century, many
people believed that
language could shape our thinking; thus, certain language speakers were
“unable” to think certain thoughts.
discredited, it is still possible to argue that language
does, at least, influence our thoughts. The example given in the
based on a simple sentence: “I spent yesterday evening with a
English, we are unable to know if your neighbour is male or female (and
be none of our business!) However, in German, one must use a different
depending on our neighbour’s sex!
it is easier to poke our nose into another person’s
business in German! Read
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