How Language Shapes the Way We Think

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Watch the TED Talk. After you have watched the TED Talk, answer the following questions in reply to each TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/lera_boroditsky_how_lang...

-"How Language Shapes the Way We Think" by Lera Boroditsky

Questions:

  1. What is the speaker's main argument? Or what is her thesis?
  2. Name at least 3 specific examples/pieces of evidence she uses to support her argument?
  3. What was the biggest takeaway that you had from this video? What interested you the most?
  4. What kind of stories is Boroditsky telling her audience in the speech?
  5. How does Boroditsky organize her speech? In connection with Question 4, when do those stories show up in her speech? When does she tell those stories? Is there any pattern you can discern or figure out from where she places those stories (specific evidence?
  6. What is Boroditsky's purpose? What does she want from her audience?
  7. What is Boroditsky's tone? How does she sound when she is speaking? What emotion is she emoting through her words? *NEW QUESTION*

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