Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

How the Language Your Speak Changes Your View of the World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.

When it came to bilingual speakers, they seemed to switch between these perspectives based on the language context they were given the task in. We found that Germans fluent in English were just as goal-focused as any other native speaker when tested in German in their home country. But a similar group of German-English bilinguals tested in English in the United Kingdom were just as action-focused as native English speakers.”

Read more @ https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/04/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world/

Languages do matter!

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