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Directions: North South East and West

Michael Rosen and Laura Wright discover how different ways of talking about directions in other languages shows differences in ways of thinking.

Michael Rosen & Laura Wright discover how different ways of talking about directions in other languages show differences in ways of thinking. Professor Lera Boroditsky explains how in some languages, you might be asked to move your chair a bit to the north, or to put the socks in the east drawer... And the past may be conceived of as in front of you, rather than behind. How do the languages we speak shape the ways we think?
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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