I was reading about linguistic relativity and it struck me that there could also be differences in multilingual individuals and mono/bi-lingual individuals on how they derive/reason/create structure out of the environment (causality models).
My personal experience has been that knowing/learning languages with different sentence structures (Tamil/Hindi vs English) has changed how I reason and form models. For example, I think I reason more probabilistically than simple "if this, then that".
I am conflating many factors of language difference together here:
- Auditory objects and effect of exposure to a variety of them.
- Sentence structure or grammatical rules for structure in the language.
- Differences in holding different sentence structures and/or grammar in the mind when communicating.
Anyway, my question can be split as :
Is there consensus on correlation between these experiments and indication of causal models used?
If so, have there been studies of those experiments across monolingual individuals,and multilingual individuals?