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By Benjamin Lee Whorf, John B. Carroll, Stuart Chase

2011 Reprint of 1956 variation. complete facsimile of the unique version, now not reproduced with Optical attractiveness software program. The speculation steered through Whorf that the constitution of a person's language is an element within the means within which he is familiar with fact and behaves with recognize to it has attracted the eye of linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, in addition to a wide section of the general public. this can be a number of vital essays released by way of Whorf over the process his lifetime.

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Leonard Carmichael secretarv Smithsnnian Imtitntinn fnT "necipherment of the linguistic portion of the Maya hieroglyphs" from The Smithsonian Report for 1941, pp. 479-502. To Dr. N. Sri Ram, president, the Theosophical Society, for "Language, mind, and reality" from The Theosophist, January 1942. The illustrations for several of Whorf's papers in this volume have been specially redrawn by J. Martin Rosse, who prepared illustrations for Whorf's Technology Review papers in 1940 and 1941 from rough sketches which Whorf himself had supplied.

He was extremely ingenious in ferreting out both the obvious and the subtle INTRODUcrION 27 differences in language structures, and fully demonstrable differences they were, at least on the linguistic level. He did not stop there, however; he attempted also to adduce evidence of behavior variations associated with different language phenomena. " It was the last article he wrote on the subject which was addressed chiefly to his colleagues. The principle of linguistic relativity was stated in the most appealing terms, however, in the articles which appear as the last four Whorf's principle of linguistic relativity, or, more strictly, the SapirWhorf hypothesis (since Sapir most certainly shared in the development of the idea) has, it goes without saying, attracted a great deal of attention.

Or perhaps especially in such a one? ) Can you suggest any better term for this sort of affinity than "connection"? I might say that my mental image of the relation is not at all one of ideas hitched together by bonds of attachment which they possess like miniature hooks and eyes. It is more a concept of continuity, with the ideas as relative locations in a continuous medium. Take an idea ON THE CONNECTION OF IDEAS 39 like "up," and say it corresponds to a certain location where we are. Now I can conceive that something like motion may happen to us.

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