Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

principle claiming that the structure of a language affects its speakers' world view or cognition

The Sapir–Whorf hypothesis is a linguistic idea which claims that the language people speak changes the way they think and act.[1]


  1. Chandler, Daniel. "The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis". Retrieved 20 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)