TB10 P&C Lecture 1; Language and ethics

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1. Do spatial reference terms influence perception?

  • Yes, Northern australian tribes use absolute over relative terms
  • No, Northern australian tribes use relative over absolute terms
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2. What is reduction?

  • Can you use less sentient animals or computer models to achieve the same end?
  • Are you using the minimum number of animals? Statistical power is important.
  • Animals should not be re-used unless there is a pressing reason. Minimise animal suffering.

3. What is the main premise of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis?

  • Language influences cognition, words shape thought
  • Cognition influences language, without self-generated thought there is no language
  • Language is a seperate cognitive construct from all other modules

4. What characterises the STRONG form of the Sapir Whorf hypothesis?

  • Language primes thought e.g obligatory gender terms may cause more attention to gender
  • Language constrains thought e.g if you dont have a word for it its harder to think about it
  • Language alters perception e.g Words can alter what you see, hear and remember if you dont have a word for a colour you cant see it

5. What characterises the WEAK form of the Sapir Whorf Hypothesis?

  • Language primes thought e.g obligatory gender terms may cause more attention to gender
  • Language constrains thought e.g if you dont have a word for it its harder to think about it
  • Language alters perception e.g Words can alter what you see, hear and remember if you dont have a word for a colour you cant see it

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