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Summary of sapir whorf theory vs boas jakobson principle language and the self a level a2 english language caie

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Sapir-Whorf Theory VS Boas-Jakobson Principle Developed in the 1930s, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the semantic structure (or the meaning of the lexical terms contained) of a language shapes, and in fact limits, the way in which the speaker forms perceptions of the world. Through the development of this theory, Benjamin Lee Whorf introduced (what he believed to be) a parallel to Einstein's principle of relativity in the linguistic realm. Hence, the Sapir-Whorf theory is the instrumental to the theory of linguistic relativity. Linguistic relativity is, as of today, the theory stating ...
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