Whorf and Wittgenstein. Language, world view and argumentation

  title={Whorf and Wittgenstein. Language, world view and argumentation},
  author={Manfred Kienpointner},
Whorf and Wittgenstein are perhaps the most famous names in linguistics and philosophy associated with the assumption that language plays a decisive role in shaping our view of reality. After a critical discussion of Whorf's linguistic relativity principle I conclude that it is not language as a system, but the use of language according to the rules of language games which connects language thought and world view, especially if some particular usage becomes the commonly accepted norm. This… 
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