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Oral people lacked the categories that become second nature even to illiterate individuals in literate cultures: for example, for geometrical shapes…. [The illiterate cultures of remote Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the 1930’s] could not, or would not, accept logical syllogisms. … Continue reading

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Chen […] thinks that if your language has clear grammatical future tense marking […], then you and your fellow native speakers have a dramatically increased likelihood of exhibiting high rates of obesity, smoking, drinking, debt, and poor pension provision. And … Continue reading

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