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Does grammar condition our conclusions and opinions?

Unsatisfying answer: it depends what you mean by "affect". Different versions of this theory have been known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, or just the Whorf hypothesis, or linguistic ...
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What are some good books/publications that discuss the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?

This list includes both common recommendations and stuff I've actually read: Deutscher, G. (2010). Through the language glass: Why the world looks different in other languages. Macmillan. Gumperz, J....
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Does grammar condition our conclusions and opinions?

Nothing at all absolutely and automatically forces a person to be biased, but interpreting your "make" to mean "influence", grammar can easily influence an individual, especially ...
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What are some good books/publications that discuss the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?

There is a linguist in Michigan named Susan Goldin-Meadow who wrote a fascinating article contained in this book: Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought (MIT Press) https://...
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What are some good books/publications that discuss the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?

Everett, C. 2013a. Linguistic relativity: Evidence across languages and cognitive domains. De Gruyter Mouton. vii +298 pp.
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Does grammar condition our conclusions and opinions?

This is a very difficult question and a lot of opinions exist about this, but few hard data. To find more on this theme, the Wikipedia article on Linguistic Relativity aka Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is a ...
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Are there ways to convey any type of knowledge from one language to another?

Yes, of course, it is possible as demonstrated by great wealth of translations all around the globe. Even difficult texts that introduce new cultural concepts are undertaken all the time, and they are ...
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Does grammar condition our conclusions and opinions?

In addition to the points mentioned in this answer, I found a standpoint relating to this answer when studying philosophy of Structuralism. Proponents of structuralism argue that a specific domain of ...
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Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and Gender Identity: Empirical Studies?

Ok. Let's go with what linguists think of the Sapir-Whorff hypothesis: that it is false or largely has a minor effect on people's cognitive habits. J. Lyons in his book Semantics gives some example of ...
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