Language and Thought 1 What is the relationship between language & thought? Watson –Language and thought are the same Chomsky –Language and thought are independent Piaget –Language follows cognition Vygotsky –Language and thought are initially separate but become intertwined Sapir-Whorf hypothesis Does the language we speak determine the way we think? –Linguistic determinism (strong) People’s thoughts are determinedby the language they speak –Linguistic relativity (weak)People’s thoughts are influencedby the language they speak Whorf (1956) “all observers are not led by the same physical evidence to the same picture of the universe, unless their linguistic backgrounds are similar or in some way can be calibrated.”
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