HIPOTESIS SAPIR WHORF PDF

Known as the “Sapir-Whorf hypothesis,” this theory states that language doesn’t just give people a way to express their thoughts—it influences. Sorry, this document isn’t available for viewing at this time. In the meantime, you can download the document by clicking the ‘Download’ button above. The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, long considered a factor in intercultural communication, is discussed. Empirical studies that have tended to validate the hypothesis.

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The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis a. Neither the anthropological linguist Edward Sapir b. On the basis of their writings, however, two proposals emerged, whodf decades of controversy among anthropologists, linguists, philosophers, and sapkr. According to the more radical proposal, linguistic determinismthe languages that people speak rigidly determine the way they perceive and understand the world.

On the more moderate proposal, linguistic relativityhabits of using language influence habits of thinking. As a result, people who speak different languages think differently in predictable ways. During the latter half of the 20th century, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis was widely regarded as false.

Around the turn of the 21st century, however, experimental evidence reopened debate about the extent to which language shapes nonlinguistic cognition and perception.

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Writing on the relationship between language and thought predates Sapir and Whorf, and extends beyond the academy.

Gentner, Dedre, and Susan Goldin-Meadow, eds. Advances in the study of language and thought. Edited volume containing position papers for and against linguistic relativity. Includes reviews of some of the experimental studies that revived widespread interest in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis at the beginning of the 21st century.

Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language A cross-section of Whorfian research in anthropology, psychology, and linguistics at the end of the 20th century.

The diversity of human language-structure and its influence on the mental sapid of mankind. Translated by Peter Heath. Hunt, Earl, and Franca Agnoli. A cognitive psychology perspective.

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A critical review of 20th-century Whorfian research, in which the authors sketch proposals for several studies that were brought to fruition by other researchers over the ensuing two decades.

Annual Review of Anthropology A review focusing on the various ways in which the Whorfian question was approached empirically during the 20th century. The status of linguistics as a science. Language, thought, and reality: Selected writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf.

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General Overviews and Foundational Texts Writing on the relationship between language and thought predates Sapir and Whorf, and extends beyond the academy.

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