The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis Flashcards | Quizlet

, Sapir and Whorf appear to support the strong version of the hypothesis and at ..

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Studies about relationship between language and culture and between language and thought have a long history and have placed a much conferred proposal to modern linguistic: the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis....

The Sapir-Whorf thesis states that the language we use shapes the ..

Pinker shows an appreciation of linguistics as a potential experimental science, and he discusses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis at some length. However, he does not mention Loglan, a language which was designed to address in an experimental setting the issues raised by the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

A direct consequence of the relation that M asserts between the genetically and syntactically determined components of cognitive reach is a denial ofthe strong version of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and a trivialization of the weak version. To understand how this is so, imagine a dynamic version of Figure 1 (like a cartoon or movie) that would represent what happens as language is acquired. Basically, by acquiring the grammar and lexicon of a natural language we expand what we can express in language to include much (although perhaps not all) of what we can understand in mentalese. Graphically, we can imagine the size of the proper subset expanding within the area of its superset as shown in Figure 3.