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How do you feel your language and culture shape the way you think?

Continuing the conversation from Hetain Patel’s incredible TEDGlobal Talk and Found In Translation Session that followed, we wanted to ask: how does the language you speak shape the way you think? Do you still live in your country of birth and if not, have your behaviour and identity evolved to incorporate this different culture? How does the way you communicate differ depending on the language you are speaking?

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  • Jul 27 2013: Language defines where the street light is for those who look for lost keys under the streetlight.
    Its use determines where we have developed dexterity to solve problems.

    There are visual thinkers, but even then, a visual vocabulary is shaped by what you have seen...

    Thank you for asking.

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