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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!!!!