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    How do you see the world? Your language has more to do it with it than you might think

    New research shows that bilinguals can view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. In research recently published in Psychological Science, German-English bilinguals and monolinguals were studied to find out how different language patterns affected how they reacted in experiments.

    Research with second language users shows there is a definite relationship between linguistic proficiency in grammatical constructions and the frequency with which speakers mention the goals of events.

    It was found that these cross-linguistic differences extended beyond language usage itself, to nonverbal categorization of events.