Language and thought: empirical and conceptual viewpoints : Through the window of language : Assessing the influence of language diversity on thought

@inproceedings{Lucy2005LanguageAT,
  title={Language and thought: empirical and conceptual viewpoints : Through the window of language : Assessing the influence of language diversity on thought},
  author={John A. Lucy},
  year={2005}
}
The way we understand language diversity, how languages differ in representing reality, affects our approach to understanding linguistic relativity, how that diversity affects thought. Historically, researchers divided over whether the diverse representations of reality across languages were natural or conventional, but all tacitly assumed an optimal fit between language and reality. Twentieth century anthropological linguists interested in linguistic relativity have questioned this assumption… CONTINUE READING

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