language http://wrkf.org en How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World http://wrkf.org/post/how-language-seems-shape-ones-view-world Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says <a href="http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/11/1635.abstract">the difference lies in language</a>. Boroditsky, an associate professor of cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego, says the Australian aboriginal language doesn't use words like left or right. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:31:00 +0000 editor 20801 at http://wrkf.org How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do http://wrkf.org/post/why-chaucer-said-ax-instead-ask-and-why-some-still-do <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0aB-f_pHfs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHZwOqLrF2M</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 19596 at http://wrkf.org Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do