In A Teacher's Introduction to Postmodernism by R. Linn, it says:
Whereas Kant argued that the concept of a "thing", as opposed to en "event", was produced in consciousness as a result of an innate mental category, Nietzsche argues that it is produced by language. Specifically, when we think about our changing experiences, we do so in sentences which have subjects and predicates and it is this linguistic think of the world as divided into things and events.
Then uses as an example how a lighting is a single event but we think of it as "the lightning flashed". Also, how we identify ourselves with a "self" that "has thoughts".
I find this idea very interesting. Can someone explain further and recommend me sources to read?