Unformatted text preview: you to predict how another language will categorize and name the world. Ottenheimer claims linguistic relativity is fairly well accepted concept now. She states, “Most people accept the idea that learning another language is not just learning new labels for the same things. Instead, it is all about learning a different set of cultural assumptions and about what things are considered worth labeling in culture” (pg. 29). On the other hand, Ottenheimer claims linguistic determinism has been a controversial issue for as long as it has been around. Ottenheimer states, “It is unclear whether language really does organize the world for us or whether it just expresses how our culture has taught us to organize the world” (pg. 29). The use of linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism help support the Sapir Whorf hypothesis....
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- Fall '08
- Anthropology, Linguistic relativity, Sapir Whorf hypothesis, Ottenheimer