Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Humboldt, Worldview and Language

eBook - 2009
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With the loss of many of the world's languages, it is important to question what will be lost to humanity with their demise. It is frequently argued that a language engenders a 'worldview', but what do we mean by this term? Attributed to German politician and philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), the term has since been adopted by numerous linguists. Within specialist circles it has become associated with what is known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis which suggests that the nature of a language influences the thought of its speakers and that different language patterns yield different pa.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780748640225
0748640223
0748638423
9780748638420
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1 online resource (xii, 161 pages) : illustrations

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