Does language shape thought? A new study on color terms

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Linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and others have been arguing for at least a century over the provocative question, “does language shape thought?” New research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology adds fresh fuel to the fire. An MIT News article summarizes the study: “How ‘blue’ and ‘green’ appeared in a language that didn’t have words…

Coppers, codes, and curses: The fascinating field of forensic linguistics

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Summoning all crime show, film noir, and detective fiction junkies! Before continuing on the child language journey (with part II in this series), we’re taking a quick and quizzically unrelated detour. I want to recommend a forensic linguistics podcast that I’ve been listening to, called EN CLAIR. It’s produced by Dr. Claire Hardaker, who is…

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