Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis, popularly known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, or as Whorfianism, holds that the structure of human language effects the way in which an individual conceptualizes their world. Working from the position that every language describes and conceptualizes the world in its own unique way, it holds that a person's native language limits their cross-cultural understanding.

Every human language reflects the values of the place and culture where it originated and philosophers and linguists have long debated how this effects and shapes the mentality of the persons who speak those different languages.

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