Rethinking Linguistic Relativity (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language)


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By: John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson

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Linguistic relativity is the claim that culture, through language, affects the way in which we think, and especially our classification of the experienced world. This book reexamines ideas about linguistic relativity in the light of new evidence and changes in theoretical climate. The editors have provided a substantial introduction that summarizes changes in thinking about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in the light of developments in anthropology, linguistics and cognitive science. Introductions to each section will be of especial use to students.

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Paperback: 500 pages

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1996-07-13)

Dimensions (H L W): 130 x 880 x 640

ISBN: 0521448905

EAN: 9780521448901