Essays about: "linguistic relativity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words linguistic relativity.

  1. 1. Construal of motion events and linguistic relativity: Comparing German and Spanish speakers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kognitiv semiotik; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Laura Rebecca Dominique Timm; [2022]
    Keywords : aspect; boundedness; cognitive semiotics; construal; linguistic relativity; motion events; phenomenology; Semiotic Hierarchy; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates a possible influence of language on thought in the domain of motion event descriptions using a cognitive-semiotic framework. Previous studies (e.g., von Stutterheim et al. READ MORE

  2. 2. Object categorisation in French-Swedish early simultaneous bilinguals. : ARE GENDER EFFECTS MODULATED BY GRAMMAR OR CULTURE?

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Marie Fournier; [2022]
    Keywords : Linguistic relativity; Grammatical gender; French; Swedish; Cultural gender effect;

    Abstract : If most scholars tend to agree that the native language of a speaker does influence the way they will understand the reality around them, the question becomes ambiguous when it comes to bilingual speakers’ cognition. How is their reality affected by the combination of their languages? This study aimed at exploring this question under the angle of grammatical gender. READ MORE

  3. 3. Object categorisation in French-Swedish early bilinguals : Are gender effects modulated by grammar or culture?

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Marie Fournier; [2022]
    Keywords : Linguistic relativity; Grammatical gender; French; Swedish; Cultural gender effect;

    Abstract : If most scholars tend to agree that the native language of a speaker does influence the way they will understand the reality around them, the question becomes ambiguous when it comes to bilingual speakers’ cognition. How is their reality affected by the combination of their languages? This study aimed at exploring this question under the angle of grammatical gender. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Post-Structural Approach to Language Theory in Relation to Paul Auster’s City of Glass

    University essay from Jönköping University/Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Johanna Leimola; [2021]
    Keywords : City of Glass; Paul Auster; post-structuralism; centre; signifier; signified;

    Abstract : Do words mirror reality? This question has been at the core of several linguistic disputes for decades. Several scholars have investigated the relationship between the signifier and the signified, and different literary theories suggest different approaches. READ MORE

  5. 5. How Chinese - English Bilinguals Think About Time : The Effects of Language on Space-Time Mappings

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Qiu Jun Zhang; [2020]
    Keywords : Linguistic relativity; Chinese - English bilinguals; mental representations of time; spatial-temporal metaphors; language experience;

    Abstract : The last decades have witnessed the resurgence of research on linguistic relativity, which provides empirical evidence of possible language effects on thought across various perceptual domains. This study investigated the linguistic relativity hypothesis in the abstract domain of time by looking at how L1 Chinese - L2 English bilinguals conceptualize time in two-dimensional space. READ MORE