How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

laatste update: 12-2022

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. “The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. “Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.”

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30 gedachten over “How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky”

  1. i just spent like five minutes trying to determine what direction was south east from where i am, and i was pleasantly surprised by the fact that i accurately identified the direction of south east

  2. I find her extremely attractive.
    I think I'll be so happy with her.

  3. 9:10 Not true! In Spanish, you would say, El pendejo quebró el jarron TRANSLATION: "The dumb@$$ broke the vase."

  4. How Language affects the National Politics specially in linguistically diverse country like India?Please do have Ted Talk on the topic?

  5. Cant we build perfect universal language?? I think you are work on it.. these are the first steps of it.. Hats off Madam..

  6. Andito ako dahil may pinapasagutang quiz samen si ma'am HAHAHAAHA


  8. son is masculine in German as well – der Sohn/ erstgeborener Sohn, der verlorene Sohn

  9. Learning Sanskrit would purify our mind and make our thoughts clear

  10. Really interesting speach on speakable communication to onerself – I believe that every man should have it here&now…
    At the end and on communicating abilities, however,
    I would ask only one 'why' question: "What is the Question that Answers the Question of me Posing the Question?" – and be exiled

  11. I dont know if I understood the video but I think I kinda get it with the example of breaking the arm. If I broke my arm, I would say in English I broke my arm yet in hindi, it's almost like it's an effort to say that I broke my arm otherwise its sounds intentional than an accident. I would say "my arm is broken". So these are the different realities?

  12. Excellent presentation! Cultural differences through language is just incredible totally different conscious considerations.

  13. It's a trust. Though learning Languages we can investigate another cultures, which can different from our a little or a much because every culture is specific phenomenon, which concluded in geographic, historical and religious features. All this aspects are displayed on the language. Therefore when we are learning foreign language, we are forcing our brain thinking differently. It's mean we can change our way of thinking and open mind. It's very mysterious and bewitchingly.

  14. It's such a shame English has become the lingua franca in the world today. It's such a terrible language. At one time Greek was the lingua franca. That's a better language – more consistent and sensical.

  15. .🔍👌 i.e.: Chatting, Texting (impersonal interaction, detachment, isolation) -> vLogs, vLogging (camera as imaginary friend)…

  16. It depends. Sometimes or most of the times it is just a PERSONA.
    "Cumê" por exemplo…não tenho culpa de as pessoas serem mediocres e burras. Cumê não é parte de meu vocabulário, só pra usar aqui e para idiotas lerem e imaginarem que eu realmente tenho familiaridade com tal palavra.

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