Sapir-Whorf hypothesis love

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hypothesis holding that the structure of a language affects the perceptions of reality of its speakers and thus influences their thought patterns and worldviews.

Etymologies

After Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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