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"You say.... What do you mean?" - What's hidding behind words we uses?
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The Sapir-Whorf Approach to Language Manipulation in Dystopia Through Analysis of Orwell’s 1984

Presentation by: Julia Ziyue Peng, Shara Khan, & Alicia Mah of Campbell Collegiate A week ago my Theory of Knowledge class was assigned a 5-minute presentation to do on knowledge issues in lang...
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Linguistic social engineering? | Practical Ethics

Linguistic social engineering? | Practical Ethics | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
Just the ordinary linguistic messiness. In any case, there are ... These days few, if any, believe in the strong Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that our thoughts and hence worldview are shaped by our language.
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Linguistic glob

Linguistic glob | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
Linguists until now are tricked by confusion of the actual meaning of the words, which in fact is what we got at the end of the cycle. They never have seen other dimensions of the concept itself the words represent and the ...
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ISLAM: Allah simply means 'The God' - Standard Freeholder

ISLAM: Allah simply means 'The God' - Standard Freeholder | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
ISLAM: Allah simply means 'The God'Standard FreeholderBy Abdollah Vakily There seems to be confusion about the true meaning of the word Allah.
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Why use English when French says it better? An introduction to Pragmatics | Macmillan

Why use English when French says it better? An introduction to Pragmatics | Macmillan | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
There are certain situations in which English speakers switch to using French.
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Friday Image: Liquid Metaphors of Classification (1965) « Restricted ...

Friday Image: Liquid Metaphors of Classification (1965) « Restricted ... | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
For Lakoff, metaphors are not just linguistic trickery, but are deep ways of understanding how the human mind operates. It's the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis with a cognitive science spin, more or less. The conceptual metaphor is a ...
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Examples from the Screenplay of Trainspotting | Linguistics

... be categorised within the framework of linguistic theory as representing a youth subculture.
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How Language Shapes Thought « Knowledge Ecology

To me this sounds like a rather obvious supposition, however it is only recently that linguists and cognitive scientists have been able to collect the empirical data to support such a view.
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Do thoughts have a language of their own? - opinion - 08 December 2011 - New Scientist

Do thoughts have a language of their own? - opinion - 08 December 2011 - New Scientist | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between language and thought? The quest to create artificial intelligence may have come up with some unexpected answers (Do thoughts have a language of their own?
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Hen: Sweden’s new gender neutral pronoun causes controversy.

Hen:  Sweden’s new gender neutral pronoun causes controversy. | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees.
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Ye Olde Debunking

Have you ever wondered where "Ye Olde" spelling comes from? Today we unravel this thorny linguistic issue.
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Word of the Day: Appertain

Word of the Day: Appertain | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
Tuesday 6th March 2012 - Word of the Day: Appertain.
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Post structuralism and the Question of Literary Communication | Morocco World News

Post structuralism and the Question of Literary Communication | Morocco World News | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
Poststructuralist thought has discovered the unstable nature of signification.
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Linguistics Research Digest: Er, what about this?

Linguistics Research Digest: Er, what about this? | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
RT @lynneguist: Linguistics Research Digest: Summary of G Tottie's 'Uh amd uhm as sociolinguistic markers in British English' http://t.co/pzEBzeOa...
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Metaphor can make your eyes water | Macmillan

Metaphor can make your eyes water | Macmillan | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
The final week of metaphorical English month brings you a guest post by Martin Shovel, a writer, animator and communications expert with a special interest in...
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What we talked about in 2011 - The Boston Globe

What we talked about in 2011 - The Boston Globe | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
Occupy, bunga-bunga, planking, and tiger moms: Ben Zimmer takes a look at the front-running words of the year for 2011.
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A debate on language and thought

A debate on language and thought | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
WE'VE devoted a number of posts on this blog to the controversial Whorfian hypothesis, namely, that speakers of different languages perceive and think quite differently about the world around them.
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TalkToYoUniverse: Two excellent links on how far to take links ...

TalkToYoUniverse: Two excellent links on how far to take links ... | Linguistic picture of the world | Scoop.it
If it were so simple, then it would have been a matter of much less debate, and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis about the links between language and culture would not have been so heavily disputed. It's important to remember ...
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