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Mar 24, 2022

There are about 7,000 languages in the world, all with different vocabularies, sounds, and alphabets—but how do these structural differences influence how we interpret the world?


Lera Boroditsky is a cognitive scientist recognized for studying how the languages we speak shape the way we think.


After emigrating to America from Belarus, Lera learned English and began to recognize how differences in languages can shape an argument and exaggerate the differences between others.


Today, Lera shares how people view the world differently based on their linguistic backgrounds and how her research has provided influential insight in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and linguistics.


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