]News from Science - Speaking a second language may change how you see the world

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]News from Science - Speaking a second language may change how you see the world

Message  gerardM le Mer 18 Mar - 16:08

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Not very often that "News from Science" is posted on teh subject of languages...


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If you are bilingual then you may benefit by viewing the world from different perspectives. A new study finds that speakers of two languages put different emphasis on actions and their consequences, influencing the way they think about the world. For instance, German speakers tend to specify the beginnings, middles, and ends of events, but English speakers often leave out the endpoints and focus in on the action. This work suggests that bilinguals may get the best of both worldviews because their thinking can be more flexible.



Speaking a second language may change how you see the world
Research suggests speaking English nudges Germans to focus on process over goals
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Re: ]News from Science - Speaking a second language may change how you see the world

Message  MurielB le Mer 18 Mar - 22:07

Gérard it's true that each language views the world from its own perspective. Let's try to be polyglot then !

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