Relatively speaking: do our words influence how we think?

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Linguistic relativity can tell us about our perceptions of reality and the relationship between language and the way we think

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis attempts to understand the relationship between language and culture. Linguistic relativity is another name for it. It basically proposes that the words that we have in our culture affect the ways that we think. 

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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