Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

IB English B: Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

It is a famous story that the Eskimo language has lots of words for snow. This is obvious because, of course, Eskimos live in the Frozen North, surrounded by snow, and so they find it necessary and useful to be able to describe snow very well, and so they have invented lots of different words for snow.The American linguists and anthropologists Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf promoted influential ideas about the relationship...


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