When your language routinely obliges you to specify certain types of information, it forces you to be attentive to certain details in the world and to certain aspects of experience that speakers of other languages may not be required to think about all the time. And since such habits of speech are cultivated from the earliest age, it is only natural that they can settle into habits of mind that go beyond language itself, affecting your experiences, perceptions, associations, feelings, memories and orientation in the world. BUT IS THERE any evidence for this happening in practice?
re-teaching my inner child.
Ebert eloquently indicts Republicans for fueling the falsehood that Obama is a Muslim, and calls upon them to speak up and refute that fiction to the masses.
links for 2010-09-07
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