https://www.duolingo.com/ginafrombrazil

Language can Influence Spending Behavior!

http://bit.ly/1aLTxNT

Very interesting study conducted by Yale economist.

September 18, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DanAnthony

So if I stop using future tense, I'll save more money! Cool. OK, I will never use future tense ever again. Oops. I just did. Darn! :)

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

Hahahaaaa!!!!!!

September 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DanAnthony

:)

September 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

I would suggest being sceptical of these sorts of claims, linking language to behaviour.

Some discounting of this particular person's theory:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3756

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3764

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/phea

In the same vain, here's an article saying that we become more rational when thinking/speaking in a second language.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=reasoning-is-sharper-in-a-foreign-language

September 19, 2013
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