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The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897--1941) grasped the relationship between human language and human thinking: how language can shape our innermost thoughts. His basic thesis is that our perception of the world and our ways of thinking about it are deeply influenced by the structure of the languages we speak. The writings collected in this volume include important papers on the Maya, Hopi, and Shawnee languages as well as more general reflections on language and meaning.

Synopsis:

Essays by a linguistic specialist develop the theory that the structure of language determines the structure of thought, thus influencing the ways in which different cultures perceive reality.

About the Author

Benjamin Lee Whorf, originally trained as a chemical engineer, began his work in linguistics in the 1920s and became well known for his studies of the Hopi language. He studied with the famous linguist Edward Sapir at Yale University, formulating with him the Sapir--Whorf Hypothesis of linguistic relativity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262730068
Editor:
Carroll, John B.
Editor:
Whorf, Benjamin L.
Editor:
Carroll, John B.
Editor:
Whorf, Benjamin L.
Author:
Whorf, Benjamin Lee
Author:
Carroll, John B.
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Whorf, Benjamin Lee
Subject:
Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Language, Thought, and Reality
Series Volume:
TB1252M
Publication Date:
19640331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.3 x 0.7 in

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