Tag Archives: Whorf

Does Language Shape the Way We Think?


Does The Language We Speak Affect our Ability to Think? This topic was posted here last September.  Evidently an interesting thought has a life of its own.  On December 13, 2010 the Economist Magazine online offered the following proposition for debate. … Continue reading

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Linguistics: More on Whorf


Horacio Salinas for The New York Times By GUY DEUTSCHER, Published: August 26, 2010 Seventy years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article that set in motion one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the 20th … Continue reading

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Does The Language We Speak Affect our Ability to Think?


Although the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (linguistic relativity) has been the subject of much discussion, the notion that the lack of a word in one’s language limits the ability to think about ideas represented by the absent word(s).   Nevertheless, some elements of … Continue reading

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