College Of Arts and Sciences | How Thought Depends on Language
E103 | 0019 | Keller


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0020 9:05-9:55a R 0021 1:25-2:15p R 0022 9:05-9:55a F 0023 12:20-1:10p F

A demonstration of how the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis embodies the proposition that foreign languages are not simply elaborate codes for English. This course will bring alive the long-postponed apologia for why we study a foreign language. We will see how the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis fits into daily life by highlighting the contrasts in the categories of the native language and the “foreign” language.