Author Archives: Mirjam

Why the Giraffe Riddle is Interesting

Over the past few days, a silly riddle, the so-called “Giraffe Riddle”, has gone viral on Facebook. The riddle goes like this: “3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It’s your parents and they are there … Continue reading

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THE SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESIS

A lot of research into linguistic relativism revolves around questions which were once summarised in the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. This post consists of an essay I wrote a few years back when I was at university. It is a summary of … Continue reading

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LANGUAGE WAS MY FIRST LOVE…

Language has always been with me. As long as I can remember. My earliest memory is that of my brother teaching me my first word – “Uhu”, the German word for “eagle owl” – showing me a picture of said … Continue reading

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