Another useful natural language related post from Fintel. Yes, it's language relativity all over again.
Notice that these experiments are mainly about perception. When we use the intuition we developed from programming languages to conclude that language influences thought we are, more often than not, thinking about experssion rather then perception.
Empirically measuring how language sturcture (i.e, expressivness) influences language use (e.g, how complex things are described) is quite a lot harder than the classic experiments on language relativity.
Posted to general by Ehud Lamm on 12/28/03; 3:42:06 AM