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Lisbon, 1993

Lisbon, 1993

Poetry is born of insecurity
Chris Marker (Sans Soleil, 1983) 
To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne.

There are some 7,000 languages spoken in the world, and they exhibit tremendous variance. Lera Boroditsky and her colleagues’ research have shown that language—from verb tenses to gender to metaphors—can shape the most fundamental dimensions of human cognition, including space, time, causality, and our relationships with others.

Can Language Influence Our Perception of Reality?

(via leasline)