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HOW DOES OUR NATIVE LANGUAGE AFFECT OUR CONCEPTION OF TIME?

Concepts, especially abstract concepts, such as TIME, are different depending on the language and culture.

I've been reading articles from Lera Boroditsky
http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~lera/

and I was wondering where else I could find information about the difference conceptions of time in different languages ​​and cultures and how these conceptions are reflected in the grammar of the language.

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  • Nov 16 2011: Maybe somewhat loosely related to your question, but

    one interesting aspect of the relationship between language and time is covered in Malcolm Gladwell's book
    'Outliers', specifically in the chapter titled 'Rice Paddies and Math Tests'

    Another interesting view on time perception is in 'Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything' by James Gleick.

    Both books contain references that can take you further.

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