"It is only because the word is mobile, because it
flies from one thing to another, that the intellect was sure to take it, sooner or
later, on the wing, while it was not settled on anything, and apply it to an
object which is not a thing and which, concealed till then, awaited the coming
of the word to pass from darkness to light." - Henri Bergson"The nature of oratory is such that there has always been a
tendency among politicians and clergymen to over-simplify complex issues. From
a pulpit or a platform even the most conscientious of speakers finds it very
difficult to tell the whole truth." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
weak linguistic relativity hypothesisThe weak linguistic relativity hypothesis claims that a social
culture's language has a significant
impact on how the members of the social culture perceive reality.
example, concepts or ideas that are prevalent in the social culture may be
stated in concise ways (using one or a few words), whereas
concepts or ideas that are foreign to the
social culture are more difficult to express (requiring many words.)
Similarly, separate words may exist to express distinctions considered
important in that social culture, or distinctions concerning matters the social
culture considers important, whereas the same word may serve to refer to what
is in a different social culture considered a different concept.
Boas, who lived among Baffin islanders and learned their language, did in fact
take account of the polysynthetic nature of Inuit language and included "only
words representing meaningful distinctions" in his account.
distinct word roots with the meaning "snow" are reconstructed for the
Proto-Eskimo language *qaniɣ 'falling snow', *aniɣu 'fallen snow',
and *apun 'snow on the ground'. These three stems are found in all Inuit
languages and dialectsexcept for West Greenlandic, which lacks
Studies of the Sami languages of Norway, Sweden and
Finland, conclude that the languages have anywhere from 180 snow- and
ice-related words and as many as 300 different words for types of snow, tracks
in snow, and conditions of the use of snow.
strong linguistic relativity hypothesis
The strong linguistic relativity hypothesis claims that a
social culture's language can express
concepts unique to that social culture
that are impossible to express in the language of another social culture.
This hypothesis has few adherents.
It is generally argued that
while some concepts may be easier to express in some
languages than others, any concept can be
expressed in any language with a
sufficiently large vocabulary (i.e. any language used as a first
language by human beings, as opposed to
e.g. trade jargons containing a very limited vocabulary), possibly in
conjunction with suitable extralinguistic information.
For example, the
language of a
social culture that does not know of
snow may not have a word for snow, but one could still say in it something like
"cold ash that descends from the sky and blankets the Earth turning water to
Indeed, when any social
culture comes into significant contact with a different social culture, it
invariably borrows words from that social culture's
language to express concepts alien to it,
or creates new words with native origins to refer to the foreign
"Sin and compassion and fear are just sounds that
people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and
cannot have until they forget the words."- William FaulknerPsycholinguistics or
psychology of language is the study of the psychological and neurobiological
factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language.
Intuitively identified philosophically as an essential underlying
component psycholinguistics now makes use of biology, neuroscience, cognitive
science, linguistics, and information theory to study how the brain processes
Psycholinguistics covers the
cognitive processes that make it possible to generate an understandable message
out of vocabulary and grammatical structures, as well as the processes that
make it possible to understand utterances, words, text, etc.
Developmental psycholinguistics studies children's ability to learn
interdisciplinary field, is studied by researchers from a variety of different
backgrounds, such as psychology, cognitive
science, linguistics, and speech and language pathology.
Psycholinguistics study many
different topics, but these topics can generally be divided into answering the
(1) how do children acquire language (language
(2) how do people process and comprehend language (language
(3) how do people produce language (language
(4) how do adults acquire a new language (second language
Psycholinguistics focuses on
how the brain processes speech
sounds and language patterns.
"The only thing you need
to do to break a negative hypnotic spell that has been cast on you is begin to
think rationally, to begin to think
critically. And if you decide that you choose this message as one that's
good for you, by all means sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. But, if you
decide that this is not something you want to have in your life, just simply
analyze it, criticise it, ridicule it, and say "Hey, that's
not how the world works." And you'll have protected your mind from taking on
board something which you really don't need." - The Power of Conversational
Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski, "The Dark Side of Hypnosis."
Most people are
fall into a trance every day of
their lives in a common, every day occurrence.
This has commonly
been termed 'daydreaming'.
A very basic example is when you are driving
a car while in deep thought, and you suddenly realize you are much further down
the road than you thought with no memory of driving the distance.
Another example, is when you are on an elevator watching the numbers
change and go into a trance,
and when everyone else gets off, you take that as a nonverbal suggestion to get
off, before you "wake up" and realize it is not your floor.
elevator example is an example of
mass hypnosis, where the
close rapport with the hypnotist is not necessary, because many people are both
hypnotized partly by whatever is causing
the trance, and partly by the
fact that you are being "paced" or also hypnotized by everyone else in the
elevator doing the exact same thing as you.
The reason you cry from reading a sad book or laugh at a
clever allegory simply by reading ink on paper is because of the mind's
interaction with that information, which is also a hypnotic process.
Hypnosis is "an altered state
of hyper-suggestibility brought about in an individual by a combination of
relaxation, fixation of attention, and suggestion."
Hypnosis "bypasses critical thinking and sets up acceptable
Critical thinking acts as a filter,
allowing rational logical
judgements to determine the truthfulness of the thoughts allowed to pass
into the subconscious mind
- a non-rational computer-like system which accepts everything as absolute
When waiting for buses and trains,
reading a book or
listening to music, or even being involved
physical exercise, it's quite normal to go into
trance state, removed from irrelevant stimuli.
These dissociate states are so
common and familiar that most people do not consciously recognize dissociate
states as hypnotic phenomena.
The subconscious mind,
occuring below the level of conscious awareness, includes the functioning of
the dominant hemisphere of the brain as well as the functioning of the
Trance induction has
three dimensions to compare with
Pacing and distraction of the dominant (language) hemisphere;
Utilization of the dominant hemisphere language processing which occurs below
the level of awareness;
3. Accessing of the non-dominant hemisphere;
This three part process is extremely important.
Essentially, hypnosis is an altered and common state of
mind involving intense focus or
dissociative of rational
critical thinking, and the state of hyper-suggestibility brought about
while the subconscious
mind is the dominant player.
It happens while reading, listening to
music, and even while hearing a great speaker.
We are talking about
"transformational linguistics" - language that literally changes who you are at
your deepest levels, your deepest passions, drives, and emotions while you are
"The mouth of the wicked overflows with evil
words." - Proverbs 15:28
Neurolinguistics is closely related to the field of
psycholinguistics, which seeks to elucidate the cognitive mechanisms of
language by employing the traditional
today, psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic theories often inform one another,
and there is much collaboration between the two fields.
Theoretical linguistics is the branch of linguistics that is most
concerned with developing models of linguistic knowledge.
The fields that are generally considered the core of
theoretical linguistics are syntax,
phonetics often informs phonology, it is
often excluded from the purview of theoretical linguistics, along with
psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
Theoretical linguistics also
involves the search for an explanation of linguistic universals, that is,
properties all languages have in common.
In general, theoretical
linguists propose models to explain the structure of language and how language
information is organized, psycholinguists propose models and algorithms to
explain how language functions.
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