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Is Your Notion of Time and Space Influenced by the Language you Speak?

Language: An experience that influences time and space notions

Developed by the linguist Edward Sapir in 1929, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the structure of a language determines the perception and interpretation each native speaker has of every experience they go through.

This theory, which created controversy, sustains that speakers of different languages perceive the world in different ways. And, in fact, subsequent researches have added evidence supporting such a hypothesis. How does that influence our time and space perception?

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