Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

January 24, 2016
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What is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis?

It seems like a difficult topic, but as language users, we can all easily relate to the theory that lies behind Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Sapir-Whorf hypothesis —a position of linguistic relativity—argues that language ‘is not merely a reproducing instrument for voicing ideas, but is itself a shaper of ideas, the programme and guide for the individual’s […]