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Anne Dalke's picture

needing words for thoughts?

Alison asked, "Do we need words for things before you can conceive of them?" I mentioned something called the "Sapir Whorf hypothesis" in my section on Thursday; if you'd like to know more about this intriguing/ controversial idea that language determines thought, go to Daniel Chandler, The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and to Neil Parr-Davies, The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: A Critique.





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