Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

noun

sə¦pi(ə)rˈ(h)wȯ(ə)rf-
: whorfian hypothesis

Word History

Etymology

after Edward Sapir †1939 & Benjamin Lee Whorf †1941 American linguists

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“Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sapir-Whorf%20hypothesis. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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