Does language shape how we think? Linguistic relativity & linguistic determinism -- Linguistics 101

From the "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis" to modern psychology, get a quick feel for this ongoing debate. Is language about grammatical universals like nouns and verbs? What's the relationship between language and culture? Text version of this lesson with links to further resources: To continue learning about language, subscribe to NativLang or visit: Music: Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (

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