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JLe May 27th, 2018 10:26pm

Which statement do you agree more with: A) thoughts and ideas influence language, or B) language influences thoughts and ideas.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/27/18 8:55 pm

We don’t have airplanes because someone made up the word. Ditto for pretty much everything else.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
05/27/18 7:34 pm

I think both work together in a dialectical relationship.

05/27/18 6:42 pm

Both, actually. When writing my dissertation my committee quickly drew my attention to the language used about women in some of the research used in my lit review, some of which I had considered, but some of which I really hadn’t. The way we speak and write about people and concepts matters.