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Whorf, Benjamin Lee 1897-1941

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Works: 150 works in 709 publications in 8 languages and 9,638 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  Archives  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence  Essays 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree
Classifications: P27, 404
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Language, thought, and reality : selected writings by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

237 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 4,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897–1941) grasped the relationship between human language and human thinking: how language can shape our innermost thoughts. His basic thesis is that our perception of the world and our ways of thinking about it are deeply influenced by the structure of the languages we speak. The writings collected in this volume include important papers on the Maya, Hopi, and Shawnee languages as well as more general reflections on language and meaning
Sprache, Denken, Wirklichkeit : Beiträge zur Metalinguistik und Sprachphilosophie by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whorf gilt neben Edward Sapir und Franz Boas als bedeutendster amerikanischer Pionier auf den Gebieten der Linguistik, Sprachphilosophie und Kulturanthropologie. Im Hauptberuf Chemiker, beschäftigte er sich schon früh mit der Schriftkunst der Azteken und Maya sowie mit der Sprache der Hopi-Indianer. Die mit dieser Neuausgabe wieder vorliegenden Abhandlungen zur ´Metalinguistik´ analysieren nicht nur die Sprache selbst, sondern setzen sie in Beziehung zur übrigen Kultur der Gesellschaft. Auch wenn das Wissen inzwischen vorangeschritten ist, bleiben seine anschaulich geschriebenen und klar verständlichen Aufsätze von hohem Interesse
Linguistique et anthropologie : essai by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

65 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phonetic value of certain characters in Maya writing by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

21 editions published between 1933 and 1975 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, thought, and reality : selected writings by Benjamin Lee Whorf( )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897--1941) grasped the relationship between human language and human thinking: how language can shape our innermost thoughts. His basic thesis is that our perception of the world and our ways of thinking about it are deeply influenced by the structure of the languages we speak. The writings collected in this volume include important papers on the Maya, Hopi, and Shawnee languages as well as more general reflections on language and meaning
Collected papers on metalinguistics by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenguaje, pensamiento y realidad : selección de escritos by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philological and documentary studies by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

7 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loan-words in ancient Mexico by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

4 editions published between 1943 and 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguaggio, pensiero e realtà by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che il nostro pensiero venga influenzato dalla lingua che parliamo, ovvero che sia la grammatica a condizionare la nostra visione del mondo, è una delle grandi ipotesi della linguistica contemporanea. Benjamin Lee Whorf ne condivide la paternità con Edward Sapir, e ai loro nomi è legato il cosiddetto <<relativismo linguistico>>, che trova importanti formulazioni nei saggi di Whorf qui raccolti. All'inizio questa prospettiva di ricerca si è attirata addirittura l'accusa di sovversione, perché osava postulare che alcuni popoli ritenuti <<primitivi>> avessero una struttura linguistica più ingegnosa di quelli evoluti, rovesciando un preconcetto diffuso. Ma non ha avuto vita facile neppure in seguito, quando si è imposta la tendenza a studiare gli universali del linguaggio, piuttosto che gli aspetti distintivi delle singole lingue. Ciononostante, con il determinismo lingua/cultura sostenuto da Whorf hanno dovuto continuare a confrontarsi fino a oggi tutte le teorie del funzionamento del linguaggio. E sono tuttora esemplari e ricche di implicazioni inesplorate le sue indagini sulle categorie grammaticali e sulla formazione delle parole
Four articles on metalinguistics by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya hieroglyphs : an extract from the Annual report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1941 by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decipherment of the linguistic portion of the Maya hieroglyphs by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hopi language by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanea by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contribution to the study of the Aztec language by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the oligosynthetic comparison of Nahuatl and Piman, with special reference to Tepecano by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

4 editions published between 1856 and 1956 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stem series in Maya and certain Maya hieroglyphs by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprache - Denken - Wirklichkeit : Beiträge zur Metalinguistik und Sprachphilosophie by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent determinations of phonetic characters in Maya writing by Benjamin Lee Whorf( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Language, thought, and reality : selected writings Linguistique et anthropologie : essai Language, thought, and reality : selected writings
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Linguistique et anthropologie : essaiLanguage, thought, and reality : selected writingsI'd rather be dead than be a girl : implications of Whitehead, Whorf, and Piaget for inclusive language in religious educationDialogue at the margins : Whorf, Bakhtin, and linguistic relativityAmerica reflected : language, satire, film, and the national mindLanguage, thought, and reality : selected writings
Alternative Names
Benjamin Lee Whorf Amerikaans antropoloog (1897-1941)

Benjamin Lee Whorf językoznawca amerykański

Benjamin Lee Whorf pükavan Lamerikänik

Benjamin Lee Whorf Usana linguisto

Benjamin Lee Whorf usona lingvisto

Benjamin Whorf

Benjamin Whorf US-amerikanischer Linguist

Lee Whorf, Benjamin 1897-1941

Whorf, B. L.

Whorf, B. L. 1897-1941

Whorf, B. L. (Benjamin Lee)

Whorf, B. L. (Benjamin Lee), 1897-1941

Whorf, Benjamin

Whorf, Benjamin 1897-1941

Whorf, Benjamin L.

Whorf, Benjamin L. 1897-1941

Бенджамин Уорф

Бенджамін Лі Ворф американський лінгвіст

Бенджамін Лі Уорф

Бенџамин Ли Ворф американски јазичар

Уорф, Бенджамин Ли

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וורף, בנג׳מין לי

וורף, בנג׳מין לי 1897-1941

بنجامین لی وورف

بنيامين لي وورف

बैंजमिन ली व्होर्फ

বেনজামিন হোর্ফ

워프, 벤자민 리 1897-1941

ウォーフ, B. L. 1897-1941

ウォーフ, ベンジャミン・リー

ベンジャミン・ウォーフ

班傑明·霍夫

Languages
English (389)

German (85)

French (30)

Spanish (11)

Italian (8)

Japanese (6)

Polish (4)

Arabic (1)