How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

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    There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000."

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Mary gonzalez Rodriguez
Mary gonzalez Rodriguez

great

21 小时 前
Aris Salatiga
Aris Salatiga

Great

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agcala
agcala

Obviously her education in Spanish language never went beyond learning the alphabet. That shows in the poor example she used at 9:15. She seems to have a command of the English language though, considering she is a native Belarusian.

3 天 前
Neilson Duarte
Neilson Duarte

If somebody wants learning my language Portuguese from Brazil, I can help you and I hope that you can help me with language English, German, French, Russian or Spanish

3 天 前
Joy Derose
Joy Derose

Looking at the painting on my wall now I was wondering how Italian painters of renaissance discovered all kinds of colors. that’s wonderful

4 天 前
DavId S
DavId S

Жыве Беларусь!

4 天 前
Avistar
Avistar

I am a translator to the UN, who speaks 62 languages, the most number of any known person. This is true - but mainly for core languages. You cannot translate between some languages as the concepts behind are different. However, many 2nd or 3rd language speakers learn a new tongue in the perspective of the first, which dilutes the original languages. Also, your first language directly dictates how you learn other languages.

4 天 前
Варахиил кельт
Варахиил кельт

*всїо о том-жє і ніочїом* *а то што ви красавіца ето вєрно*

4 天 前
mmmariis
mmmariis

In my language - Estonian - we don't have any genders whatsoever, not even she and he. And we don't say to animals "it" as we perceive them as alive beings. For us the gender consept in Indo-European languages is very hard to understand, things are just things, not female and male! 🤷🏼‍♀️

4 天 前
Tu Luu
Tu Luu

BILL HAI THÍCH

5 天 前
Tu Luu
Tu Luu

BILL CHUYỂN TÍ QUÀ VỀ ĐÂY

5 天 前
Marco Polo
Marco Polo

5:07 It sounds more like the time follows the sun for that tribe. Maybe it has a religious reason. I was hoping she would tell us why but... She didn't so bummer.

5 天 前
Marco Polo
Marco Polo

5:00 Interesting I can only speak American English and I think of time as starting from present on the left going back to the right in an up, down, up, down switching every 100 years until 1500 AD. When it switches to an arch. But these are not permanent they switch alot depending on what I'm researching. but those have been the most common ways I looked at time since I was young.

5 天 前
sun.flower
sun.flower

very interesting!

5 天 前
Lars Howen
Lars Howen

In Alabama, we say, “DAYUM!!! How much butter beans did you have for lunch?!? You busted that vase!”

8 天 前
Epico Chafausen
Epico Chafausen

So how can you prove that these differences are due to language itself and not to the repetition of behavioral and cognitive habits? I would say that culture affects our way of thinking, it is not reduced to language

9 天 前
Oliveiros Dias Jr
Oliveiros Dias Jr

Very interesting issues! Reminded me a lot of the Vigotstky´s ideas! Thank you!

11 天 前
Trang Đỗ
Trang Đỗ

This is great!

11 天 前
Martin Zitter
Martin Zitter

I could listen to her recite the TOS.

11 天 前
Gabriel Rivero
Gabriel Rivero

She's great

11 天 前
flamenkito247
flamenkito247

And vice versa.

14 天 前
Vahan Bournazian
Vahan Bournazian

Excellent!

15 天 前
Hassan Academy
Hassan Academy

For anyone wants to begin to learn Arabic for beginners:

16 天 前
Hassan Academy
Hassan Academy

Arabic Alphabet Course playlist:

16 天 前
Aayush Soni
Aayush Soni

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16 天 前
Frank Li
Frank Li

In linguistics, this is the theory called" language determination".

16 天 前
Anselmo de Oliveira
Anselmo de Oliveira

Just great.

16 天 前
jazzy times
jazzy times

smart lady..

19 天 前
한국어 1349
한국어 1349

Is there a name to this area of study?

19 天 前
Bband
Bband

If you think having male and female grammatical genders in nouns is hard, imagine that in greek (and not only in greek) there is a neutral gender too. The sun is male, the sea is female, the window is neutral. If all that sounds greek to you, you're quite correct.

20 天 前
Fabian
Fabian

Now I'm happy that my native language is German that my 2nd language is english that my 3rd language is French that my 4th language is Spanish Welcome to Europe Btw 😉

22 天 前
Amanda Ahoko
Amanda Ahoko

iirc she has also written some papers on this topic that go more in depth. I think I cited her on my final paper last semester lol

22 天 前
Kora Na
Kora Na

There are more shades of Blue in Russian - Goluboy (Голубой), Siniy (Синий), Lazurnij (Лазурный) , Sizij (Сизый) and perhaps Violet (Фиолетовый / Violet ).

22 天 前
Speak Write Play in English
Speak Write Play in English

Interesting explanation!

22 天 前
White Devil
White Devil

"how language shapes our thoughts" Me : yea it's absolutely explained in English.

23 天 前
Brian Cooper
Brian Cooper

Language is the handle of all things and the substance of none.

23 天 前
Aniruddha Abhyankar
Aniruddha Abhyankar

Very interesting verbal and visual presentation. I admire how the same thought that has gone into making even the last slide. It says 'SUSPEND' ... not FIN. Thank you or End of slides.

24 天 前
김유래
김유래

What a science. We can feel proud about our language. Also proud of you as you can use your country's language. Thanks for your amazing study and clear explanation.

24 天 前
bbc learning to think in English with fouad
bbc learning to think in English with fouad

I really thank you very much for this great work

24 天 前
Dennis W. Mueller
Dennis W. Mueller

She's really good looking

25 天 前
C Marie
C Marie

I can easily communicate in 4 languages! I feel blessed.

26 天 前
スマート・チューター VR x AI英会話
スマート・チューター VR x AI英会話

Amazing speech.

27 天 前
Joe
Joe

To say sightseeing in Russian is "osmotr dostoprimechatel'nostey" it's general meaning is "to go outside and see the sights"

29 天 前
Luz Aguirre
Luz Aguirre

good... madrugando para entender la lengua

个月 前
Nik Nattawat
Nik Nattawat

So interpret history written in different language obviously give us a distorted understanding of the world.

个月 前
Rebaz Ahmed
Rebaz Ahmed

Awesomee

个月 前
English Learners Here
English Learners Here

Thank you for this awesome video! Had a lot of takeaways! Will share this in my English Learners Here FB Page. Thanks, again!

个月 前
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Mỹ Linh 300K Vào timbantinhvn com

56:10 Gặp nhau cũng tương tư ⛺

个月 前
Aitahmed Mohamed
Aitahmed Mohamed

It is imperative to learn languages in our this time

个月 前
Denis Bandurin
Denis Bandurin

The wrong statement of the topic

个月 前
Asad khan Asad khan
Asad khan Asad khan

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Asad khan Asad khan
Asad khan Asad khan

Good

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Jasmine Amira hatisuci
Jasmine Amira hatisuci

this one is interesting

个月 前
Nikolas Polychr
Nikolas Polychr

Now I know why some people wanna get rid of free speech. If you can’t speak freely you can’t think freely.

个月 前
Cumulus Terraticus
Cumulus Terraticus

HELLO ! THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DISCOVER 🛰❤👈AND SO NEAR 🌐👍

个月 前
White Pony
White Pony

So,a new language = a new person,I guess. Just only English language in my mind could be enough. My native language make me sick.

个月 前
Echo Gutierrez
Echo Gutierrez

what effect would have if every single person spoke the same language? have you guys read the story in the bible were we can soundly assume that humanity spoke the same language at one point? It is very interesting to think about this and cool! I really like her speech on this topic.........GOD bless ya'll!

个月 前
Khải Huyền Đào
Khải Huyền Đào

my mom : my child is completely fine me : bingeing ted talk when im supposed to talk to my friend at 13 👁👄👁

个月 前
Augusto Canosa
Augusto Canosa

Big effects in space and time Deep effects in case of number Early effects in simple basic decision Broad effects in how you thing and see anything name by a noun (femenine and masculine) Weighty effects like blame an pusishment

个月 前
ZupDrake
ZupDrake

Thank you Ms. Lera! i really loved this talk. it has just come to me or, it has been in my mind subconsciously all these years that i've been living..that my soul is fascinated about learning about languages. Can anyone suggest a book/podcast/anything that i could get started with to learn about linguistics..thank you so much

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

to be or not to be/by act thought & word self evident /amen in God we trust is American

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

language instructs the facts by thought word & act

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

language is dictated by work/lifestyle a choice

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

by thought by word & by act to do is to get/thank God! 100% 2020 accelerated

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

to do is to get ,100% amen

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

work dictates & shapes many stick to safe & healthy! move properly daily!

个月 前
Georgia Kritikos
Georgia Kritikos

language for work/non working stay away form daily! free will thank God

个月 前
English with Mr Bakhri
English with Mr Bakhri

I love this very much! This a great video for translators. In Arabic poetry, there is a line that includes the sun and the moon. In Arabic sun is considered feminine while the moon is feminine. The poet explains how the state of the sun as being feminine is no shame to it as no one can do without it and the state of the moon being masculine is not something to be proud of! If you translate this to French or German, this is gonna be totally the opposite! hahaha

个月 前
zeyu wang
zeyu wang

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个月 前
CHRISTY_HIYOMI
CHRISTY_HIYOMI

THANK'S !

个月 前
Sandman
Sandman

I started learning Spanish a year ago, it really has made my English better as I'm more aware of what I'm saying & how I articulate myself

个月 前
Siriema Pantanal
Siriema Pantanal

Non sense. The only think that shapes the way you think is your personality. The language is merely a toll for comunication. Nothing more than that.

个月 前
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

There's actually at least two versions of most languages. If you told someone you bend your back over you'll see it as a metaphor. However, many autistic people will picture someone bending their back literally. It's as if people on The Autism Spectrum speak a different version of their own language and causes so many misunderstandings.

个月 前
Ray_fromnowhere
Ray_fromnowhere

Wow. This is making me Think Hard!!! 🧢

个月 前
ANTONIO SERGIO SAMPAIO BARBOSA
ANTONIO SERGIO SAMPAIO BARBOSA

Just amazing! Kudos! o/

个月 前
ron Chad
ron Chad

Brian green has not been the same ever since he interviewed lara at the world science festival.

个月 前
Fire Panda Party Penguin
Fire Panda Party Penguin

I wish she went much more into the neurological aspects of language

个月 前
Earla Weese
Earla Weese

*It’s shaped me to want a husband that loves me.*

个月 前
Giulio Bassi
Giulio Bassi

🌹

个月 前
Big Mike
Big Mike

Read philosophy from different regions in the world and you'll find how language affects both the outlook of the people and the ability to think.

个月 前
Aidan lawford
Aidan lawford

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微夏
微夏

Thanks, very good opinions

个月 前
Deysi Catalina Ramirez
Deysi Catalina Ramirez

Too many likes for this ted.. i know 4 languages, she could come up with better examples. in colombia one primitive tribe has a language with 6 diferrent forms of the verb to know. 1-know something you heard, 2-know something you can prove, 3-know something you believe, 4- know something you were told at first hand , 5,-know something you saw personally. 6- know something you doan live . each verb know is a different word,,

个月 前
Diana Camargo
Diana Camargo

STUDENT: CAMARGO DE LA CRUZ DIANA CAROLINA It is one of those magical abilities that humans have.We can transmit complex thoughts between us. Thanks to this ability, humans can transmit our ideas across large dimensions of time and space. We can transmit knowledge through our minds.Of course, there is not just one language in the world, there are about 7000 languages ​​spoken around the world, and they all differ in different ways.Some languages ​​have different sounds, different vocabularies and they also have different structures; that is very important, the different structures. "To have a second language is to have a second soul"

个月 前
Marisabel Olivera Idone
Marisabel Olivera Idone

languages ​​are important to transmit knowledge and all their differences show us how ingenious the human mind is that adapts to our needs.

个月 前
Yolita Gamarra Huaynate
Yolita Gamarra Huaynate

I thought the same thing, that there's not only in linguistics scope, but also how a culture affects someone's mind and reasoningClearly, languages require different things of their speakers. Does this mean that the speakers think differently about the world? Do English, Spanish, and Russian speakers end up attending to, partitioning, and remembering their experiences differently just because they speak different languages?. Just look at the way people talk, they might say. Certainly, speakers of different languages must attend to and encode strikingly different aspects of the world just so they can use their language properly.

个月 前
Carmen Rocio Sanchez Huamansupa
Carmen Rocio Sanchez Huamansupa

Awesome presentation, in this video we know what are the advantages to know a second language, also we can say that it can change our mind and our life.

个月 前
Eddie Valencia
Eddie Valencia

A second language is really helpfull, like having one more life because you can do or understand more and have a different life and new opportunities in different ways like job, studies, etc.

个月 前
laura Llacsa Estrella
laura Llacsa Estrella

Languages are different, so when you speak other language you have to think according to that language, feel and undertint that culture.

个月 前
liz ramirez
liz ramirez

SPEAKING A SECOND LANGUAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT, AS IT TEACHES US TO KNOW OUR SKILLS, SKILLS AND TEACHES US TO LISTEN.

个月 前
LUZ KARINA OREJON SUAREZ
LUZ KARINA OREJON SUAREZ

Really interesting video to know what are the advantages to know a second language, how it can change your mind and your life if you learn it, how useful is it and the best way you can learn and practice it.

个月 前
Nilda Siomara Pareja Ruiz
Nilda Siomara Pareja Ruiz

"How language shapes the way we think ", In my opinión some languages modifies the meanings of some words, and the pronunciation and intention how they are pronunced. For instance rusian language could have an powerful and scared pronunciation, but on the other hand french language coud sound so sweet, without bad intentions.

个月 前
Fernando Huamani
Fernando Huamani

We're thankful for the given talk. We learnt the perspectives of a second language learner. Now it is really clear when English language learners describe or are in the process of saying a word or a whole sentence. Indeed, our first native language is basically . But the whole, English shapes how we think.

个月 前
betzabet magaly lizárraga palacios
betzabet magaly lizárraga palacios

I think this phrase " To have a second language is to have a different soul"!! is interesting. I love learning English because It is an special language. When I speak English I transform in other person.

个月 前
Rene Aldana
Rene Aldana

Speak more than two languages make you think different and see the world in its real dimension, and understand different cultures.

个月 前
liz ramirez
liz ramirez

NOW THE BEAUTY OR LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IS THAT IT REVEALS TO US.

个月 前
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson

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个月 前
John
John

I don't feel as though my "native tongue" of English is particularly formative on my thoughts... I don't think in English except when I'm trying to communicate, as having to convert internal concepts into the frustratingly tiny language we use slows me down a lot.

个月 前
Ratasha Harris
Ratasha Harris

I had to watch this because of my Life Span class.

个月 前
Илья Иванов
Илья Иванов

Is she bilingual? Her name and surname, and the way she pronounced siniy and goluboy make me think her second language is Russian

个月 前
MURU
MURU

"Language guides our reasoning about events."

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