Are there "universal truths" about language?

Apr 26, 2011 by

In several recent postings, I’ve discussed two studies recently conducted in New Zealand: one on the origins of human language by Quentin D. Atkinson and colleagues published in Science, and the other on the origins of the...

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Language: The Mirror of the Mind

Feb 23, 2011 by

Linguistic relativism, that is the view that the language one speaks affects how one thinks, is gaining popularity in both scientific quarters and among the general public. I have contributed to this debate in several earlier...

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Is "linguistic relativism" always about language?

Jan 20, 2011 by

As mentioned in yesterday’s posting, linguistic relativism (that is, the view that the language one speaks affects how one thinks) is gaining popularity in both scientific quarters and among the general public. But some...

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