Language and mind

Gustav S|derlind (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 14:11:43 +0100

Has there been any study on how the buildup of a language influenses how
its users think and the kind of culture they therefore create and act
Take for instance the Belgians, where tho people with two languages
coexist, the Flemmish (Dutch) and Valonians (French).
Despite their common religion (katholisism, the dutch in the netherlands
are protestant) their cultures and attitudes are very separate.

Gustav Soderlind

[The nose doesn't cause the tail.
Frank Herbert]