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Language and Thought (An insight through Hindi). SE 367 Introduction to Cognitive Science Course Project Sumit Verma Mentor – Dr. Amitabha Mukerjee, Dr. Achla M Raina. The Basics. Whorfianism Differences can be due to :- Semantic/Structure View of the abstract world.

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Language and thought an insight through hindi

Language and Thought (An insight through Hindi)

SE 367 Introduction to Cognitive Science

Course Project

Sumit Verma

Mentor – Dr. Amitabha Mukerjee, Dr. Achla M Raina


The basics

The Basics

  • Whorfianism

  • Differences can be due to :-

    • Semantic/Structure

    • View of the abstract world


Part a structure of a language

Part A – Structure of a Language

  • Background

    Hindi (SOV) v/s English (SVO)

  • Experiment

    • Procedure

    • Participants

      8 Mess/Hall Workers (Hindi Speakers) and 21 X 2 Amazon Mechanical Turk HIT’s (English Speakers)


Results

Results

American English Speakers

Indian Hindi Speakers


Part b grammatical gender in language

Part B – Grammatical Gender in Language

  • Background(Bihari Hindi v/s Standard UP/MP Hindi)

    • Bihari Hindi – Inanimate objects treated as

      Masculine

    • Standard Hindi – Gender of the object depends on

      a set of rules

      Examples:- Baarish ho rhahai and Baarish ho rhihai

  • Experiment

    • Procedure

    • Participants – 10 1st Year IITK students from Bihar + 10 IITK students from UP/MP/Delhi

बारिश


Results1

Results

चाबी

Bihari Hindi Speakers

Standard Hindi Speakers (UP/MP)


References

References

  • http://edge.org/3rd_culture/boroditsky09/boroditsky09_index.html

  • Linguistic Relativity – LeraBoroditsky (Galley – Article 00567)

  • The Linguistic Survey of India, vol. v. part ii. (1903)

  • Boroditsky, L., Schmidt, L., & Phillips, W. (2003). Sex, Syntax, and Semantics. In Gentner & Goldin-Meadow (Eds.,) Language in Mind: Advances in the study of Language and Cognition.

  • Semantic structure in improvised communication, (CogSci2011)

    MariekeSchouwstra, et. al (Anouschka van Leeuwen, Nicky Marien, Marianne Smit, Henri�ette de Swart)

Thank You!!!!


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