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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 “languages shapes even the most fundamental dimensions of human experience: space, time, causality, and relationship to others.”(pg 2) Native languages can often influence
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Unformatted text preview: how humans construe what happened in events such as in eyewitness accounts. Studies have also proven that bilinguals change how they viewed the world according to which language they were speaking, proving the point that language plays an importing role in our mindset. Language affects learning in how quickly children figure out whether they’re male or female and it can play a role in when they understand the base-10 setup of the numerical system. A key piece of information from the text is “the greatest feature of human intelligence is its ability to invent and rearrange perceptions of the world depending on 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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