Language causes there to be a barrier between people who speak different languages, for instance, people who speak different languages analyze events differently thus, causing minds to be shaped in various ways. It essentially causes people to perceive the world contrastively. Boroditsky article says, “ languages also shape how we understand causality. For example, English likes to...
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...thinking or perception is similarly sparse.” (Hamilton 464). Leila Gleitman may be right however, she is just starting her own opinion without actually backing it up with evidence to prove her claim.
I agree with Lera Boroditsky’s theory that language shapes the way that we think. I believe that the world being filled with many languages serves as a tool that adds diversity to the human brain and mind. It would be completely absurd to believe that no matter what language one speaks that all of our minds and thoughts are shaped the same way. Along with it being a crazy thought that language does not shape the way we think, it would also be boring to have everyone have the same thoughts and perceptions of the world. Without language shaping thoughts there would not be people from all over the world coming up with the innovations and inventions that we have today.
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