Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Switching Languages Can Change Your Personality


From Jerome Marcantel:

A sketchy article on sketchy science, but what I find particularly interesting is the claim that "women classified themselves and others as more assertive when they spoke Spanish than when they spoke English." The English language, shaped by our interaction with technology, has become largely a passive-voiced language. If this research is valid, its not merely true of the language, but the cognitive framework as well.

You can read the full article from New Scientist here.

1 comment:

aev said...

wonder if it's only spanish-english? i for one feel like a total lame-o when speaking french, with no sense of humor whatsoever and an artillery of asinine questions on autoloop.