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Christopher Ross Sept 21, 2011 WRA 110 Sec 742 Abstract 1 Word Count 179 B o r o d i t s k y, L e r a . " H o w L a n g u a g e S h a p e s T h o u g h t . " S c i e n t i f i c A m e r i c a n . S c i e n t i f i c A m e r i c a n M a g a z i n e , 2 0 F e b 2 0 11 . We b . 2 1 S e p 2 0 11 . < h t t p : / / w w w. s c i e n t i f i c a m e r i c a n . c o m / a r t i c l e . c f m ? i d = h o w - l a n g u a g e - s h a p e s - t h o u g h t > . An Abstract of How Language Shapes Thought The language we speak changes the way we describe something and gives the speakers a unique perspective of the world. In the article Lera Boroditsky states that, “Research in my lab and many others has been uncovering how languages shapes even the most fundamental dimensions of human experience: space, time, causality, and relationship to others.” Native languages can often influence how humans construe what
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Unformatted text preview: happened and who did what in events such as in eyewitness accounts. Not only do languages influence what we remember, but the structures of languages can make it easier or harder for us to learn new things. Language affects learning in how quickly children gain an understanding of the base-10. Studies have shown that bilinguals change how they see the world depending on which language they are speaking, proving the point that language plays an importing role in our mindset. A key piece of information from the text is that the hallmark feature of human intelligence is its ability to invent and rearrange conceptions of the world to suit changing goals and environments. This recent language research has worked to explain that language affects how we create knowledge and construct our reality....
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