The Language Hoax

Challenges the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which claims that the language people speak shapes the way they perceive the world, arguing against the use of language as a lens through which to better understand human nature.

The Language Hoax

Challenges the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which claims that the language people speak shapes the way they perceive the world, arguing against the use of language as a lens through which to better understand human nature.

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The Language Hoax
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: John H. McWhorter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Challenges the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which claims that the language people speak shapes the way they perceive the world, arguing against the use of language as a lens through which to better understand human nature.
Words on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John McWhorter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-06 - Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be
Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jeffrey Punske, Nathan Sanders, Amy V. Fountain
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is the first to explore the varied ways in which invented languages can be used to teach languages and linguistics in university courses. There has long been interest in invented languages, also known as constructed languages or conlangs, both in the political arena (as with Esperanto) and in
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Ronald Wardhaugh, Janet M. Fuller
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-21 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The new edition of the most complete and student-friendly introduction to the field of sociolinguistics, fully revised and updated An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Eighth Edition, is a broad overview of the study of language in social context, providing accessible coverage of major concepts, theories, methods, issues, and debates within the
Language, Biology and Cognition
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Prakash Mondal
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-17 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the relationship between human language and biology in order to determine whether the biological foundations of language can offer deep insights into the nature and form of language and linguistic cognition. Challenging the assumption in biolinguistics and neurolinguistics that natural language and linguistic cognition can be reconciled