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Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers

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From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 13 2009 - 14:29:29 PDT


Yes - I remembered the broadcast wrong - so I looked it up.
For anyone interested you can go to this NPR link and
listen to the author explaining it correctly:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102518565
                                        My Bad, Woody

On Apr 13, 2009, at 12:30 PM, LetsartAndy wrote:

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> Oh ha quite interesting and never knew that.
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>> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:26:50 -0700
>> From: coquilinamar@yahoo.com
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
>>
>>
>> Bridge in spanish is masculine
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Woody Duncan
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:32:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>>
>>
>> I recently heard of a study where languages like german and spanish
>> which
>> have gender specific nouns effect the thinking of the user. For
>> instance the word
>> bridge is female in spanish and male in german. Speakers of each
>> language
>> were shown photos of a bridge. Spanish speakers described the
>> bridge as:
>> elegant, beautiful, artistic, soaring, etc. While german speakers
>> gave descriptions
>> like: strong, sturdy, powerful, etc.
>> The languages we learn appear to have a major impact on the way we
>> think
>> and see the world.
>>>

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