Lately, I have been pondering whether the idea of linguistic determinism has empirical support.
Background: I know a couple languages, and I am proficient in 2 of them. So sometimes if I need to think through a problem, I use one of them to do one thing and another to do another thing.
I personally feel like I can accomplish more by using these two different languages. So, can this be true, do we just think the same way in, no matter that the language. Does language actually play a part in thinking? Or is it just me.
Also, say I did not know any language, how would I think? This is a rather ambiguous question here, but would that person think through their own concepts and schemas that they developed, in their 'own language'?