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The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

1999 overview of the history and development of the theories of linguistic determinism and linguistic relativity. By Rebecca Ash.

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Observations on the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Draft exploration of the value of the hypothesis. Includes general overview as well as detailed consideration of how the hypothesis is employed in contemporary studies.

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Language, Thought and the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

A discussion hosted by about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, and whether language shapes thought or thought shapes language.

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Chandler, Daniel

An abstract from Daniel Chandler's 1995 "The Art of Writing." Argues for a moderate Whorfianism.

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A Critique

A 2001 student paper by Neil Parr-Davies. Compares the linguistic determinism of Benjamin Lee Whorf with technological determinism, represented by Marshall McLuhan.

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