Mortimore, Laurie

, Laurie Mortimore
Start date:
October 2017
Research Topic:
Linguistic Relativity
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof Guillaume Thierry
Supervising school:
School of Psychology,

The relationship between language and thought has been the topic of debate and empirical investigation since the original theory was proposed by Whorf (1956). Current research is beginning to investigate the extent to which lexical differences, such as colour names, as well as more complex cues, such as accent, and contextual differences, such as culture, interact with each other in forming our thoughts and possibly changing how we interpret information.