American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Whorf, Benjamin Lee 1897-1941. American linguist who developed what came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in collaboration with his teacher Edward Sapir.
“Anyways, here's the question: I'm confused about what Sapir-Whorf is meant to be.”
“A more scholarly statement of this is the linguistic relativity principle, otherwise known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, of which there are two versions.”
“The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis was thought to be discredited by color-related experiments in the 1960s, because researchers found that language differentials did not seem to affect color perception or usage.”
“Language helps shape the way we think (the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis).”
“And how does that work with the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?”
“A single letter includes opinions on Kierkegaard—"I came across a few dazzling pages at the end of the selections from Preparations for a Christian Li fe , so I've at least decided to get through Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death such jolly titles"—and comments on Rainer Maria Rilke, Aldous Huxley and a book by the linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf.”
“What really made this movie worth watching is the supporting cast — Richard Whorf, Gene Lockhart, George Tobias, Alan Hale, and Howard Da Silva.”
““We received allegations in September of 2008, and we began investigating Mr. Towns,” said Senior Deputy Michael Whorf.”
“Shweta Narayan on Geekery (babbling about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis).”
“Benjamin Lee Whorf, for example, was a brilliant linguist and an expert in North American Indian languages and while his tentative reading of a Maya text was incorrect, he was on the right track with a phonetic approach.”
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