Critically discuss whether language shapes thought

Critically discuss whether language shapes thought.

Language is a medium of representation of reality ? neutral?

Does language affect how you think?
Language affects one’s perception of the world

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Linguistic relativity is the thesis that the syntactic structure and lexicon of one’s language systematically influence how one perceives and conceptualizes the world (Swoyer 2003).

NOT: speakers of different languages by default think different thoughts.

Does there exist a sort of linguistic relativity, such that some aspect(s) of a person’s cognition depends on,or is relative in accordance with,the language employed by that person?Benjamin Lee Whorf posed a still unresolved question: do diverse languages influence the
habitual thought of their speakers? CDA shifts this question to different patterns of use within
a single language, but it makes no clear claim as to how language use might affect habitual
thought. Studies of language use and cognition must be comparative: but CDA provides no
systematic comparisons between texts and norms in the language.