21 February 2014

Redites-moi des choses tendres

Aldous Huxley, Two or Three Graces (London: Chatto & Windus, 1929), p. 113:
In a foreign language one can talk of subjects, one can unconcernedly use words, the uttering, the mention of which in one's native idiom would horribly embarrass.
cf. The Foreign-Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue Reduces Decision Biases (PDF) by Boaz Keysar, Sayuri L. Hayakawa, and Sun Gyu An

I look forward to reading Aneta Pavlenko's The Bilingual Mind, to be published by the Cambridge University Press next month.

Title of this post from here.