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This is not quite your question, but it's the closest thing I know of. There's a significant amount of work suggesting that purely morphological attributes can shape conceptualization: looking at the impact of grammatical gender on the attributes assigned to the nouns that have a specific grammatical gender--that is, grammatically male nouns are rated ...


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First some linguistic theory background. Noam Chomsky has hypothesized that language developed internally to facilitate certain aspects of human cognition. According to Chomsky's hypothesis, human ability to articulate language audibly for communication appeared much later. Chomsky claims that the rather sudden emergence of language as communication points ...


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Math is a language too. Can I quantify a color? Absolutely. That does not necessarily impart meaning as humans are won't to do...for example "purple" is the color of Royalty so while me might be able to recreate a color into our physical realm "with nary a word" we might be missing out on its "substance" since as humans we are wont to draw inferences based ...



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