An economist has determined that the difference in rates of savings between countries can be put down to language.

Does having a future tense make you see the future dfferently? Just how important is language to perception?

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley investigates the claims on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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A write-up in the Yale Daily News:
http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/nov/15/economics-and-linguistics-merge-study/

About household savings rates around the world:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_25/b4183010451928.htm

More complete:
Google Document

About emotions and language:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102093045.htm