Names of languages in their native alphabets. (Graphic by Prof. Lera Boroditsky.)
This graduate course on language and thought brings together ideas and findings from cognitive, developmental, and cultural psychology, as well as linguistics, anthropology, and ethnology. The course is a high-level exploration of the fields of language and thought. The extensive reading list
provides an excellent grounding in the field to prepare future research scientists. In addition, the related resources
link to web sites that provide resources for further study.
Subject examines the many interrelationships between language and thought. Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change the way you think? Do polyglots think differently in different languages? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language?
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.