Read Section 7.13 The Relationship Between Language and Thought from Ciccarelli & White, 5th ed.
Read the articles by Dr. Lera Boroditsky and Dr. Steven Pinker.
Answer the questions below by indicating the question number:
What does linguistic relativity claim? Do you think Boroditsky or Pinker is more supportive of this hypothesis? Why do you think so?
What does cognitive universalism claim? Do you think Boroditsky or Pinker is more supportive of this hypothesis? Why do you think so?
Based on what you have read, answer the following question in your own opinion: Does language influence thought, or does thinking influence language? Why do you think so?
In your answers, you must explicitly refer to the two assigned readings (e.g., “As Boroditsky claims…”, “Pinker argues that…”)
Write a maximum of 1500 words on single-spaced pages. The length can be shorter but not longer.
Do not copy-paste from the assigned readings or the Internet, and do not use direct quotations. Make sure you use your own words. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero.
Submit your assignment as a Word file (in *.docx format)
Grading will not be based on your opinion. It will be based on:
whether you have answered the questions above
whether you have followed the instructions
argumentation (i.e., if there is a connection between your answers and the pieces of evidence you provide)