LINGUISTIC DETERMINISM

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a hypothesis first proposed by the U.S. linguists Edward Sapir (1884 - 1939) and Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897 - 1941) which implies the semantic structure (its makeup) of a particular language will determine the structural categorization of the speakers of that language.

LINGUISTIC DETERMINISM: "Linguistic determinism implies that the makeup of a language will determine the structural categorization of any speakers of that language."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LINGUISTIC DETERMINISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/linguistic-determinism/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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