LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT: EXAMINING LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY

“The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis has changed the way many people look at the relationship between language, thought and cultural perception of reality.  It has influenced many scholars and opened up large areas of study.  While many like Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf support the notion that language strongly influences thought and others argue that language does not influence thought, the evidence from research indicates that language does influence thought and perception of reality to a degree but language does not govern thought or reality.”

http://www.ttt.org/linglinks/StacyPhipps.htm


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