Benjamin Lee Whorf


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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, Thought, and Reality (1956). One brief and partial statement of the "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis."
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