Feature Friday: Language and Thought

January 13, 2012 / by Rachel Reardon

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here is a fascinating lecture from linguist Steve Pinker on TED Talks about Language and Thought. Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.

In his lecture, Pinker says, "Languages is a collective human creation, reflecting human nature, how we conceptualize reality, how we relate to one another. And then by analyzing the various quirks and complexities of language, I think we can get a window onto what makes us tick."

What are YOUR thoughts on the subject?

Topics: Mango News, Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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