Here is a story one of my NYU journalism students did last fall on this subject, it might provide some brief background on the debate:


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Kamran Nayeri <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I wonder how people on this list think about this implication of research that show how languages shape our thinking.  Would this make a case for cultural relativism?

Here is that Scientific American article by Lera Boroditsky--the latest on this topic I read.  


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