How Language Shapes the Way We See the World

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate (Flickr: rougue3w)

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," according to Shakespeare's Juliet. But would it look the same, too? Does language shape the way we see the world? And how do culture and language influence one another?

British linguist Guy Deutscher speaks with us about the findings in his new book, "Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages."


Guy Deutscher

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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