Does the Language We Speak Shape the Way We Think?

The idea that the language we speak shapes the way we see the world, a hypothesis known as linguistic relativity, has been debated for centuries. Although nowadays the strongest version of this principle has been abandoned, some linguists still support its weak version, claiming that language does influence our thought. Trace the development of this hypothesis, the main points of the debate between its supporters, relativists, and its opponents, universalists, and its current status in the linguistic arena. It is addressed to people who are interested in languages, its differences and how these might affect our lives in a way that goes beyond our speech.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

$39 Limited

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25 Jun
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