Questions tagged [sapir-whorf-hypothesis]

A hypothesis of linguistic relativity which states that the structure of a language is not only a way to express ideas, but that it affects the ways in which its speakers conceptualize their world.

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Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and Gender Identity: Empirical Studies?

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states, briefly put, that linguistic structures affect cognitive processes. I am interested in finding out how much is known about the development of gender identity from ...
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Do subject-object-verb language users perceive the world differently than SVO or VSO users?

So based on linguistic relativity, I'm wondering if there are any ways that people perceive the world differently based on sentence order, or rather, if this has even been studied at all?
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