Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

March 17, 2015 | Science Magazine

A new study compares how speakers of two languages put different emphasis on actions and their consequences, influencing the way they think about the world. Cognitive scientists have debated whether your native language shapes how you think since the 1940s. The idea has seen a revival in recent decades, as a growing number of studies suggested that language can prompt speakers to pay attention to certain features of the world.

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