Lecture 11

If you can teach people a grammatical distinction that

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Unformatted text preview: the way you recall spatial relations and paths of motion Today   What is linguistic relativism?   Color   Space   Gender Grammatical gender English the woman the man the key the bridge German die Frau (f) der Mann (m) der Schlüssel (m) die Brücke (f) Spanish la mujer (f) el hombre (m) la llave (f) el puente (m) Grammatical gender Grammatical gender Descriptions ratings (+fem) “elegant” +2 “shiny” +1 “tiny” +3 “strong”  ­2 “hard”  ­2 “jagged”  ­1 Spanish Germans Gumbuzi experiments   Is this the product of language or other aspects of culture?   If you can teach people a grammatical distinction that has similar effects, then language could plausibly be responsible Gumbuzi experiments oosative soupative Gumbuzi experiments How similar (1-9)? Gumbuzi experiments How similar (1-9)? Gumbuzi experiments   People rated objects as more similar if they were in the same category (oosative or soupative)   But maybe this is just because they were in the same category, and has nothing to do with gender or sex? Gumbuzi experiments oosative soupative Gumbuzi experiments How similar (1-9)? Gumbuzi experiments How similar (1-9)? Gumbuzi experiments   People didn’t rate obj...
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