NYT linguistic relativity article

April 22, 2008

Today’s New York Times has a pretty decent article on recent developments in research on linguistic relativity. Given the mediocre treatment matters linguistic tend to get in the popular press, I was pleasantly surprised.

There is even an Amazonian connection in the article: Dehaene and colleagues’ work on Mundurukus’ use of core geometrical concepts in the absence of lexical items that denote them. The abstract for their original article can be found here.

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