On this episode, Josh Weber talks with Viorica Marian, a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, about her seminal work, The Power of Language: How the Codes We Use to Think, Speak, and Live Transform Our Minds. She directs the university’s Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Lab.
Language enable us to do more than to speak differently, but also think differently. Language we discover reading in this book, isn’t limited to just verbal symbolism; one can also be fluent in math or music. Josh asks Marian about the limitations of language in conveying our thoughts, how memory and perception overlap, and how language can influence how we conceptualize time.
The Power of Language: How the Codes We Use to Think, Speak, and Live Transform Our Minds by Viorica Marian