Language, Thought & Reality

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  • Hardcover
  • 278 pages
  • Language, Thought & Reality
  • Benjamin Lee Whorf
  • English
  • 16 November 2018
  • 0262230038

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Language, Thought & Reality 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 general reflections on language and meaning. Free Download Language, Thought & Reality Author Benjamin Lee Whorf For Kindle ePUB or eBook – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Language, Thought & Reality

  1. Bryan says:

    Dr Louise Banks If you immerse yourself into a foreign language, then you can actually rewire your brain Ian Donnelly Yeah, the Sapir Whorf hypothesis It s the theory that the language you speak determines how you think and Dr Louise Banks Yeah, it affects how you see everything. From the 2016 film ArrivalIt was interesting to run across this book only a few months after I d seen this film I didn t remember the name mentioned in the quote at the time, but after reading through Whorf Dr Louise Banks If you immerse yourself into a foreign language, then you can actually rewire your brain Ian Donnelly Yeah, the Sapir Whorf hypothesis It s the theory that the language you speak determines how you think and Dr Louise Banks Yeah, it affects how you see everything. From the 2016 film ArrivalIt was interesting to run across this book only a few months after I d seen this film I didn t remember the name mentioned in the quote at the time, but after reading through Whorf s writings, it struck me that what he was talking about sounded a lot like what the characters in the film had been talking about A quick search thanks, IMDb proved it so, though the use the film puts it to is firmly in the realm of science fiction Whorf himself would probably have wanted to makemodest claim...

  2. Sibyl says:

    One cannot speak of the influence of language on thoughts without mentioning the Sapir Whorf hypothesis It is the intriguing idea of linguistic relativity, largely attributed to Sapir Whorf, which central theme is that culture , affects the thinking of humans through the language This should be due to the fact that fundamental categories of our thoughts space, time, object subject, etc are not the same in all the different languages The idea itself was of Franz Boas , an eminent One cannot speak of the influence of language on thoughts without mentioning the Sapir Whorf hypothesis It is the intriguing idea of linguistic relativity, largely attributed to Sapir Whorf, which central theme is that culture , affects the thinking of humans through the language This should be due to the fact that fundamental categories of our thoughts space, time, object subject, etc are not the same in all the different languages The idea itself was of Franz Boas , an eminent anthropologist , in a period in which he actively researched on linguistic differences in grammatical and cultural terms , of some indigenous American , concluding that the language has the power to shape the world Sapir was one of the best students of Boas and has pursued this vision Benjamin Lee Worf , a chemical engineer, was a student of Sapir at Yale when , in the last decade of his life, he became one of the most influenti...

  3. Liam says:

    Whorf is attacked mercilessly for covert racism, essentialism and all other sorts of double plus non good intellectual sins But go back to what he wrote You will find a mind who stood in awe at the power of language to frame experience and construct models of reality He encouraged his peers to look beyond the indoeuropean horizons at languages which challenged the presumptions of what a language could be like Language and culture clearly interact Whorf would say that language makes channel Whorf is attacked mercilessly for covert racism, essentialism and all other sorts of double plus non good intellectual sins But go back to what he wrote You will find a mind who stood in awe at the power of language to frame experience and construct models of reality He encouraged his peers to look beyond the indoeuropean horizons at languages which challenged the presumptions of what a language could be like Language and culture clearly interact Whorf would say that language makes channels of thought customary They allow spontaneous creativity within one generation, but it takes generations to set into structural rules How does such a network of language, culture, and behaviour come about historically Whi...

  4. Jennifer B. says:

    Although the Sapir Whorf hypothesis has been seriously discredited, it still makes some valid points and raises some interesting questions This book is heavy going and best for academics and or serious nerds, though.

  5. Bruce Langley says:

    In the book, Whorf offers his concepts on the way languages see the world and the effects of those perspectives upon the spoken language An interesting chapter in the book to me is where he examines the unique approach of Native American Shawnee thinking as expressed through the stem composition of that language According to Samantha Holland, known student and author of the Shawnee language, one word may be seen rather as a phrase than a single thought and a variety of contextual consideration In the book, Whorf o...

  6. seanchiswell says:

    English not being my native language, this book was a bit hard to read and took me longer than it usually takes me to read a book with this amount of pages It s a good, mind opening and we ll written book that contains many linguistic technicalities, other than ...

  7. Jackson Dame says:

    I really enjoyed parts of this book It s a collection of his writings though and some of them were extremely technical I had to skip and skim some parts.

  8. Sunny says:

    i must admit to have left out large chunks of this book where it goes into the analysis of some the well known aztacan and maya languages and another native indian language called Hopi which he uses a great deal for juxtaposition with english the book is about linguistics and language and how whorf believes that the words we use and the language that words are threaded with help or promote a certain understanding of the reality around us and how this reality could have been findamentally difffe i must admit to have left out large chunks of this book where it goes into the analysis of some the well known aztacan and maya languages and another native indian language called Hopi which he uses a great deal for juxtaposition with english the book is about linguistics and language and how whorf believes that the words we use and the language that words are threaded with help or promote a certain understanding of the reality around us and how this reality could have been findamentally diffferent if the laguage strucutres were different on of the big differences with the Hopi language is based aroudn teh concept of time in Hopi while they are conscious of time it doesnt come to play as much in their day to day language tenses dont really exist in those languages they dont see time as linear but histroy is seen as a reconfirmation of original princples and the future is a...

  9. Bob says:

    I don t feel qualified to wade into the quagmire of debate about the Sapir Whorf hypothesis, Wilhelm von Humboldt s linguistic relativity etc, but I particularly like the specific analyses of the complex and other worldly grammar of American Indian languages and the notion of cryptotypes , widely applicable and of which he gives lots of fascinating examples in English so you ...

  10. Kathy says:

    A ground breaking book that became important in the understanding of language and cultural differences in world view.