How the Language We Speak Affects the Way We Think

“Languages do not limit our ability to perceive the world or to think about the world, but they focus our perception, attention, and thought on specific aspects of the world.”

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“The evidence argues in favor of a universal groundwork for perception and thought in all human beings, while language is a filter, enhancer, or framer of perception and thought.”

 

SOURCE: Benítez-Burraco, Antonio. “How the Language We Speak Affects the Way We Think.” Psychology Today. 

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