1 Language and thought : Which side are you on , anyway ?

  title={1 Language and thought : Which side are you on , anyway ?},
  author={Terry Regier and Paul Kay and Aubrey L. Gilbert and Richard B. Ivry},
The debate over language and thought has traditionally been framed by two opposing stances: „universalist‟ and „relativist‟. The universalist view holds that language is shaped by universals of human cognition; on this view, languages make semantic distinctions drawn from a limited palette of universally available options – and when languages do differ semantically, those linguistic differences do not affect cognition. The relativist view in contrast, often attributed to Whorf (1956), holds… CONTINUE READING
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