Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Does Grammar Help Shape How We Experience the World?

Listen to the most recent broadcast of National Public Radio's Krulwich on Science ("Shakespeare Had Roses All Wrong," April 6, 2009) for a fascinating discussion of how grammar affects how we experience the world. Do speakers of languages with grammatical gender may perceive their environment differently depending upon the gender assigned to specific words? You'll have to listen to the broadcast to find out the answer.