Definition of Linguistic Relativity
Linguistic Relativity Pronunciation
Syllabification: lin·guis·tic rel·a·tiv·i·ty
- American English – /ling-gwI-stik rel-uh-tIv-uh-tee/
- British English – /ling-gwI-stik re-luh-tIv-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /lɪŋˈgwɪstɪk ˌrɛləˈtɪvəti/
- British English – /lɪŋˈgwɪstɪk ˌrɛləˈtɪvɪti/
- Plural: linguistic relativities
- Linguistic relativity contends language is transferring cultural beliefs, norms, and values.
- Also called:
- linguistic relativity hypothesis
- Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
- Whorfian hypothesis
- Word origin of “linguistic” and “relativity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “linguistic relativity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 27, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/linguistic-relativity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
linguistic relativity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/linguistic-relativity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “linguistic relativity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 27, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/linguistic-relativity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“linguistic relativity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/linguistic-relativity/>.