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August 09, 2015

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Mandira

Hi Sarita (I think this was Sarita?) - Calynn here. Saw your post and was intrigued. It brought to mind some work I've read on the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and issues of linguistic relativity -- as well as critiques of the hypothesis, etc. Not sure if that would be interesting to you? If so.... :)

Duranti, A. Ch 3 “Language in Culture: the Boasian Tradition” and “Linguistic Relativity” pp.52-69. In Linguistic Anthropology.

Whorf, Benjamin. 2001 [1939]. “The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to language. In Duranti Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader, Ch 15.

Lucy, John A. 1995. “Whorf’s View of the Linguistic Mediation of Thought.” In Blount,
Ben G. (ed.), Language, Culture and Society: A Book of Readings. Long Grove,
IL: Orlando, FL: Waveland Press.

Martin, Laura. 1986. “Eskimo words for snow”: A case Study in the genesis and decay of an
anthropological example” American Anthro 88:418-23.

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