Linguistic Relativity

Prof. D.Litt. Stefana Dimitrova
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 30
ECTS credits: 6

The course follows the origins and development of the Theory of Linguistic Relativity (Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). Its various aspects are considered in view of their relation to various linguistic disciplines. The course is based primarily on the works of B. L. Whorf, the creator of the theory. Also analyzed is the work of E. Sapir. The Language Relativity Theory is one of the gnoseological teachings in contemporary linguistics. The term “language” has in it a broader scope, while the notion “language system” stands far away from the traditional view of language.

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