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Unformatted text preview: l. Bloomfield i. was not interested in the culture and became obsessed with language ii. so fixated on language he lost culture The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis [language dictates behavior] m. Sapir was a student of Boas and teacher of Whorf n. Whorf refused the opportunity to be a full time academic linguist o. Whorf said that being a fire claims adjuster helped him understand linguistics more p. thought all languages were created equal q. argued that language divides up the world in different ways r. not interested in Standard average european languages. rather exotic ones like Hopi, and native american languages s. Hopi regard the universe in different ways t. in greek you have to think about aspect u. french and spanish have to deal with status v. Whorf said languages are also a world view, and to some extent distinct worlds unto themselves w. Sapir and Whorf said that languages present their users with distinct views of the universe...
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- Fall '08
- Edward Sapir, Franz Boas, Native American languages, Linguistics Franz Boas