Language and Thought Essay – Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language

This assignment entails a Language and Thought Essay. There is also a discussion on Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language. Therefore, Write an essay of 1500 to 2500  words discussing the above two opinions about language and thought .

Language and Thought Essay – Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language

Essay Question

‘..there is no absolutely neutral and disinterested way of apprehending and representing the world. Language always helps to select, arrange, organise and evaluate experience…the words chosen are selected from a determinate set for the situation at hand and have been previously shaped by the community…. ‘

Martin Montgomery

 

‘The truth is that language dances only ever so slightly on thought… our differences are variations on being the same.’ 

 John McWhorter

Write an essay of 1500 to 2500  words discussing the above two opinions about language and thought . The first writer posits that our main language colours our view of the world; the second writer claims that language does not have this effect. 

 Language and Thought Essay – Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language

Essay Materials;

First, check http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2010/11/09/guy-deutscher-on-%E2%80%98through-the-language-glass%E2%80%99/

Secondly, Whorf, Benjamin Lee Language, Thought and Reality.  Cambridge:MIT Press 1956 ( ebook available)

Mooney. Annabelle et al Language, Society and Power An the Introduction , 4th Edition (ebook available)

 McWhorter, John, Dr., The Language Hoax, Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, OUP YSA 2014 (ebook available)

Deutscher, Guy, Through the Language Glass, Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt & Company, LLC New York 2010 (ebook available)

Momtgomery, Martin, An Introduction to Language and Society, 2nd Edition, Routledge, (London and New York, 1995) (ebook available)

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