Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf

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ISBN-13: 978-0262730068
ISBN-10: 0262730065
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An essay showing why Hopi is superior to English as a scientific language, a criticism of Basic English as Complex English, and an account of the semantics of fire prevention are not only readable but delightful.

(The New Yorker)

About the Author

Benjamin Lee Whorf, originally trained as a chemical engineer, began his work in linguistics in the 1920s and became well known for his studies of the Hopi language. He studied with the famous linguist Edward Sapir at Yale University, formulating with him the Sapir--Whorf Hypothesis of linguistic relativity.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 290 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262730065
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262730068
  • Publisher : The MIT Press (March 15, 1964)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 20 ratings