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  • Mar 02, 2012
  • 08:41 PM

Trouble saving money? Drop English, speak German

Frances Woolley / Globe and Mail
Linguists have found that language shapes our perception of colour, our awareness of social status and hierarchy, even the way that we describe everyday objects such as bridges or forks. Now a new study by Keith Chen of Yale University argues that language has a profound impact on economic behaviour, influencing savings rates and wealth accumulation.

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