Via: Voxy Blog
Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options…
After reading this it seems that:
You will think more logically in your foreign language rather than in your native one. The idea is that your native tounge will have more emotional resonance rather than your foreign one, which may influnce your decisions and act illogically.
One side that was not considered is the poficiency of the speakers L2. While my Japanese is ok, I wouldn’t be confident to make life-or -death decisions based on this. Maybe that is a logical decision.
See on www.scientificamerican.com
I discovered this on ELT News and felt it was too good to be left alone. For those interested in Vocabulary research and teaching, I recommend his books and definitely see his lectures. I was fortunate to have studied with him back in my graduate school days at Temple University. Many thanks to Darren Elliot for the video!