Are Languages Connected to Perceptions of Reality? How About the Perception of Time?


According to this publication, speakers fo different languages perceive time differently.  From a totally unscientific personal perspective, I can confirm this to be the case in my own tricultural household.  Read more at http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bilingual-speakers-time-different-people-one-language-study-swedish-spanish-a7715146.html?cmpid=facebook-post.  Excerpt:

A study from Lancaster University and Stockholm University, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, found that people who arebilingual think about time differently depending on the language context in which they are estimating the duration of events.

Linguists Professor Panos Athanasopoulos and Professor Emanuel Bylund explained that bilinguals often go back and forth between their languages both consciously and unconsciously.

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