Why the world looks different in other languages

Raina, Achla Misri (2018) Why the world looks different in other languages. Language and Language Teaching, 7 (2). pp. 43-49. ISSN 2277-307X

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Linguists and philosophers have for centuries debated the place of language in how humans think about their world. While there appears to be a general agreement that language is a crucial window to reality, the extent to which it can actually shape our conceptualization of reality has been a contentious issue. One of the debates on this issue centres around the principle of linguistic relativity, also known as the Sapir- Whorf hypothesis, which states that the world looks significantly different in different languages, and that humans understand their world in terms of the conceptual categories made available to them by their languages.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Raina, Achla Misri
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language development, Cognitive linguistics
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1892
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