Lexis and Culture: Bound and Determined?

@article{Hadley1997LexisAC,
  title={Lexis and Culture: Bound and Determined?},
  author={G. Hadley},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={26},
  pages={483-496}
}
  • G. Hadley
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
  • Although never validated by either quantitative or qualitative research, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis continues to be a dominant position from which to consider the relationship between language and culture. This paper challenges the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, and attempts to show that lexis and culture are not as inextricably bound to each other as is commonly supposed. After considering numerous examples from Spanish, English and Japanese, the model of cultural prototypes is offered as an… CONTINUE READING
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