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Linguistic relativity: How does language shape our thought?

  • Yale University (DL 220) 10 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

We will examine various studies related to the principle of linguistic relativity—that is, the notion that a language's structure and vocabulary affect how its speakers perceive the world.  Ultimately, we will share in a class-wide discussion surrounding how linguistic relativity is relevant to modern society.