More on language

Are there hidden messages in your emails? Yes, and in everything you write or say, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Pennebaker has been a leader in the computer analysis of texts for their psychological content. And in his new book, “The Secret Life of Pronouns,” he argues that how we use words like “I,” “she,” and “who” reveal secrets of our psychology. He spoke recently with Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.

via The Secret Language Code: Scientific American.

Just for safe keeping…

And yes, all language is code. Duh.

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  1. An example, for instance in German the 2nd person pronoun is capitalized, not the First person pronoun.As in Spanish, Usted also is capitalized and originally meant “vuestra merced” – your Mercy, as Don Quijote fans know. Only English capitalizes the 1st person pronoun.

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