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Why All Languages Have Words for ‘This’ and ‘That’

[Source: Science Daily]

Researchers studied more than 1,000 speakers of 29 different languages to see how they use demonstratives — words that show where something is in relation to a person talking such as ‘this cat’ or ‘that dog’.

It was previously thought that languages vary in the spatial distinctions they make — and that speakers of different languages may think in fundamentally different ways as a consequence.

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