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Vladyslav
How does language shape our thinking?

Hey, guys!

I was always wondering how big is the influence of person's initial set of languages on his/her way of thinking, also how does language learning affects languages of the initial set, how does language learning affects other activities.  I can go with these forever:)
It'd be great hear some of your stories. 

Feb 26, 2018 8:27 PM
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I think a place of living is more fundamental than a language set. Islanders understand each other, and misunderstand continental people, a desert is not a forest. Even stars matter. Think about how fatalistic could be not to see any familiar star in your window.
February 27, 2018
I find this to be one of the most fascinating concepts with language.  I have definitely seen a shift in the way that I think since I learned my second language.  I've seen lots of advantages in thought processes as well.  The personality thing is interesting too.  I do sometimes feel like I have a somewhat different personality between languages.  But I think part of it is just the cultural differences between the languages which kind of causes a difference in behavior.
February 27, 2018

I agree with Cesar. Personalities might change while learning a new lang. I remember my friends, cursed each other mostly in English!!


February 27, 2018
Well, I think learning languages has a great influence in us since new connections are created in our brain when learning a new language, for example when learning a language written from left to right. Also, I have read references to articles that present the idea that our personality changes from language to language, this is some people have experienced they are more extrovert when talking a language different from their native language.
February 27, 2018
Vladyslav
Language Skills
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
Learning Language
English, German