Whorf's Hopi tensors: Subtle articulators in the language/thought nexus?

  title={Whorf's Hopi tensors: Subtle articulators in the language/thought nexus?},
  author={Penny E. Lee},
Whorf's use of the term "tensor" to describe certain adverbial particle s and constructions in Hopi has been called "impractical and alienating" by Malotki. However, when Whorf s rationale for the use of the term is reconsidered in the context of field data and descriptions provided by Malotki, it is found to be justified. Whorf's analysis of these peculiarly dynamic "expressions ... of Operation" draws attention to the way they can be thought ofas expressing (or operationalizing), at sentence… 
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