Does Your Language Shape How You Think? →
In coming years, researchers may also be able to shed light on the impact of language on more subtle areas of perception. For instance, some languages, like Matses in Peru, oblige their speakers, like the finickiest of lawyers, to specify exactly how they came to know about the facts they are reporting. You cannot simply say, as in English, “An animal passed here.” You have to specify,...
Receiving the Urban Outfitters and IKEA catalogues...
and I don’t know whether this is good or bad.