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With which of the following statements would Whorf and Sapir agree? Language allows members of a society unlimited choices in expression. Language influences how people understand their world. Language has little impact on the way people describe events. Language is a universal tool that varies little from group to group.

Jodi Brooks

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Craig Stewart on October 14, 2018

Sapir and Whorf would agree that language influences how people understand their world. This was the content of his famous hypothesis, and is demonstrable in how people perceive the time. The cultures with the least number of words for the time to have a more fluid understanding of the same, while those with a lot of words to define that are more specific, and find their lives revolve around the clock.

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