Benjamin Lee Whorf


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Benjamin Lee Whorf (April 24, 1897 – July 26, 1941) was an American linguist and fire prevention engineer. Whorf is widely known as an advocate for the idea that because of linguistic differences in grammar and usage, speakers of different languages conceptualize and experience the world differently. This principle has frequently been called the "Sapir–Whorf hypothesis", after him and ... more »

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  • ''We are thus able to distinguish thinking as the function which is to a large extent linguistic.''
    Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1934), U.S. anthropologist, linguist. "A Linguistic Consideration of Thinking in Primitive Communities," p. 66, Language, Tho...
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