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Sapir Whorf Humanities 15 1. What is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis? a. The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis postulates a systematic relationship between the grammatical categories of the language a person speaks and how that person both understands the world and behaves in it. The hypothesis postulates that a particular language's nature influences the habitual thought of its speakers (Wikipedia). 2. Write a short description of the following words: a. Presupposition i. background belief, relating to an utterance, that: - must be mutually known or assumed by the speaker and addressee for the utterance to be considered appropriate in context - will generally remain a necessary assumption whether the utterance is placed in the form of an assertion, denial, or question, and - can be associated with a specific lexical item or grammatical feature (presupposition trigger) in the utterance (Wikipedia). b. Implicature i. It describes the relationship between two statements where the truth of one suggests the truth of the other, but does not
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