Whorf - 3. running, statement of certainty or fact d....

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Whorf a. argued that languages to some extent structure our world b. in certain ways languages are not reducible to one another c. Verbs: TMA - Tense, Mood (Hopi), Aspect (Greek) - good candidate for test Q i. in modern Greek verbs have to have aspect ii. Aspect - whether the verb is completed or ongoing iii. perfect is when the action is completed iv. imperfect is when the action is ongoing v. Mood- the speaker ʼ s attitude or orientation toward the action. the speaker is saying how sure or unsure that something is happening vi. phases of mood 1. running, statement of possibility 2. running, statement of probability
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Unformatted text preview: 3. running, statement of certainty or fact d. Nouns: water(s), things that fly, and time i. Standard Average European Languages and English is very preoccupied by time ii. English treats time as if it has material properties iii. Hopi still deals with time but does so differently e. This is what Whorf means when he says that languages are different little worlds f. There are hard and soft versions of the relationships between languages and thought g. Hard version- languages structures thought h. Soft Version- language provides a channel, language shapes habitual thought....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTH 004 taught by Professor Dent during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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