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SAPIR WHORF HYPOTHESIS
Majayla Holland
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that reality is embedded in culture’s
language and that language then controls thought and cult...
No two languages are
ever sufficiently
similar to be
considered as
representing the
same social reality.
-Edward Sapir
Cre...
Vocabulary richness reflects importance of thing’s and activities of our culture
Not Sold?
Criticisms of Sapir- Whorf
Neither was Pinker (1994) who taught
communication. If language determined
thought, thinking would be unattainable
prior t...
Citations
• Images:
• English Literature Center. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2016, from
http://englishliteraturecenter.blog...
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  1. 1. SAPIR WHORF HYPOTHESIS Majayla Holland
  2. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that reality is embedded in culture’s language and that language then controls thought and cultural norms
  3. No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. -Edward Sapir Creators of hypothesis
  4. Vocabulary richness reflects importance of thing’s and activities of our culture
  5. Not Sold? Criticisms of Sapir- Whorf
  6. Neither was Pinker (1994) who taught communication. If language determined thought, thinking would be unattainable prior to acquiring a language. (Example; vocally impaired can learn sign language) Translatability it may take multiple words to translate a concept, but concepts can be understood across languages.
  7. Citations • Images: • English Literature Center. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2016, from http://englishliteraturecenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/language-and-culture-based-on- sapir.html • Language and Cognition. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2016, from https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/langco • Text: • Jandt, F.E. (2016). An introduction to intercultural communication: Identities in a global community.(8thEd.). Thousand Oaks,CA: SAGE Publications.
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