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Native fluency: Racially inspired response

October 22, 2011


THE ESTEEMED SUBSCRIBER, who inspired my dedicated response “Native fluency: A naively native response” to an earlier article, has put in another brilliant comment — again deserving of another dedicated post! You now have empirical proof of the astoundingly high quality of Learn English or Starve and its readers. Quality of life just improved by knowing this. […]

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis a.k.a. B[W]anker’s Syndrome

September 8, 2010


The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is a principle of linguistic relativity that has it that we think and behave differently from one another by virtue of the language we have come to speak from birth. In other words, our non-linguistic behaviour is influenced or affected by the cultural and cognitive values contained (“encoded”) by the language. (Cognition […]