1. Her main argument is in language. In how every language is different.
2. The first example she gave out was when she was able to work in Aboriginal community in Australia, people that live there don’t say left or right. They will use south, west, east, or north. The second example is every language will have different names in different colors. In how they will say it. In some language will say the color will be light or the color will be dark. The third example is is how the languages will describes the events. As she said the english way will say “He broke the vase.” and then in Spanish will be “The vase broke” or”The vase broke itself.”
3. I was interest is how every language is so different. I really liked how she talked about when she was in Australia how they don’t say left or right. I always enjoy talking to different people that have different languages.
4. One of her stories, was she told her audience how she got to experience in Australia, in how they talk to each other. Another one was she put different pictures of her grandfather at different ages. In how if she asked another english speaker to be able to organize the time. Which they will lay it from left to right. If the speaker was from Hebrew or Arabic, they will do it from right to left.
5. She gave good examples for how each languages is different from one another. Also, in how some will people will say left to right and in others will be north, south, east or west. In how people will do left to right or other languages will be right to left. She told her one of her stories just shortly from when she started. Then she will tell another story after she explains from the other story. I know one of her stories, she had gotten the audience involved by asking them to put to the east and west.
6. The speaker’s purpose was telling the audience was every languages isn’t the same. In how each person will speak/talk. She wanted to let them know where she is coming from. So that way when people do travel to another country in what to expect. Also, the U.S. gets people in from out of countries to visit.
7. The speaker’s tone was very study through her speech, very caring tone. She sound like she wanted them to understand the different languages.
- The speaker’s main argument is that different languages cause people to think differently. People also look at things and think about things differently because of their languages.
- The first example that she used to support her argument was “an example from an Aboriginal community in Australia.” She uses this when she speaks about the way people are oriented because of their language and put her grandfather’s picture in order differently. She also gave an example of how “lots of languages have grammatical gender; every noun gets assigned a gender, often masculine or feminine.” She explains this by showing how german and spanish both think of a bridge. Since bridge is feminine in german, they would explain it with feminine words. In spanish, it is opposite since it is masculine. Another example she uses to support her thesis is when she gives the example of saying in English “I broke my arm.” In many other languages, people would not say this. They would say that their arm broke.
- The biggest takeaway that I had from this video is how language differences change the way we think. I was interested the most by how she said that in some langauages their is no numbers and they don’t do math like algebra.
- The kinds of stories Boroditsky is telling her audience in the speech are stories that she has seen or heard. She was telling interesting stories that many common people would not know probably.
- Boroditsky organizes her speech to include many examples in the beginning and then she talks about them later. In connection with Question 4, those stories show up in her speech when she wants to give an example for what she said. She tells them in the beginning of her speech. The pattern I see in when she places these stories is in the beginning, one after the other as examples.
- Boroditsky’s purpose is to show the audience the linguistic differences and how they affect the different things they do. She wants her audience to think about how language affects them and people in the world, since there is so many languages.
- Boroditsky’s tone is formal and thoughtful. She sounds interesting and like she knows what she is talking about. The emotion she emoting is through her words is relaxed.