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Meaning of "Whorf" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHORF

Whorf  [wɔːf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHORF

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determiner
exclamation
Whorf is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WHORF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Benjamin Lee Whorf

Benjamin Lee Whorf was an American linguist and fire prevention engineer. Whorf is widely known as an advocate for the idea that because of linguistic differences in grammar and usage, speakers of different languages conceptualize and experience the world differently. This principle has frequently been called the "Sapir–Whorf hypothesis", after him and his mentor Edward Sapir, but Whorf called it the principle of linguistic relativity, because he saw the idea as having implications similar to Einstein's principle of physical relativity. Throughout his life Whorf was a chemical engineer by profession, but as a young man he took up an interest in linguistics. At first this interest drew him to the study of Biblical Hebrew, but he quickly went on to study the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica on his own. Professional scholars were impressed by his work and in 1930 he received a grant to study the Nahuatl language in Mexico; on his return home he presented several influential papers on the language at linguistic conferences.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHORF


bimorph
ˈbaɪmɔːf
cauf
kɔːf
corf
kɔːf
dwarf
dwɔːf
ectomorph
ˈɛktəʊˌmɔːf
endomorph
ˈɛndəʊˌmɔːf
hauf
hɔːf
isomorph
ˈaɪsəʊˌmɔːf
kaph
kɔːf
lagomorph
ˈlæɡəʊˌmɔːf
mesomorph
ˈmɛsəʊˌmɔːf
morph
mɔːf
orf
ɔːf
orfe
ɔːf
Orff
ɔːf
perimorph
ˈpɛrɪˌmɔːf
polymorph
ˈpɒlɪˌmɔːf
pseudomorph
ˈsjuːdəʊˌmɔːf
swarf
swɔːf
wharf
wɔːf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHORF

Whr

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHORF

Altdorf
arf
barf
Battle of Clontarf
erf
go with the turf
headscarf
Norf
Pufendorf
rf
scarf
serf
snarf
surf
surf ´n´ turf
the turf
turf
windsurf
zarf
Zinzendorf

Synonyms and antonyms of Whorf in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Whorf» into 25 languages

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沃尔夫
1,325 millions of speakers

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Whorf
570 millions of speakers

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Whorf
510 millions of speakers

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Whorf
380 millions of speakers
ar

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ورف
280 millions of speakers

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Уорф
278 millions of speakers

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Whorf
270 millions of speakers

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Whorf
260 millions of speakers

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Whorf
220 millions of speakers

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Whorf
190 millions of speakers

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Whorf
180 millions of speakers

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ウォーフ
130 millions of speakers

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Whorf
85 millions of speakers

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Whorf
85 millions of speakers
vi

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Whorf
80 millions of speakers

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Whorf
75 millions of speakers

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व्हार्फ
75 millions of speakers

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Whorf
70 millions of speakers

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Whorf
65 millions of speakers

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Whorfa
50 millions of speakers

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Уорф
40 millions of speakers

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Whorf
30 millions of speakers
el

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Whorf
15 millions of speakers
af

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Whorf
14 millions of speakers
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Whorf
10 millions of speakers
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Whorf
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHORF»

Discover the use of Whorf in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Whorf and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of ...
Writings by a pioneering linguist, including his famous work on the Hopi language, general reflections on language and meaning, and the "Yale Report."
Benjamin Lee Whorf, John B. Carroll, Stephen C. Levinson, 2012
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The Whorf Theory Complex: A Critical Reconstruction
With the Whorf centenary in 1997, this book provides a timely challenge to those who take pleasure in debunking his ideas without bothering to explore their subtlety or even reading them in their original form.
Penny Lee, 1996
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Metaphor and the Sapir-Whorf-Hypothesis: An Attempt to ...
In this paper I will discuss two different approaches investigating the nature of language and the relation between language and thought: (1) the Sapir-Whorf-hypothesis (also called theory of linguistic relativity) and (2) the metaphor ...
Christoph Burger, 2010
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The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
Whorf forms the main part of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, because he was introduced by Sapir to his general approach to linguistics and then extended it in his beliefs.
Renate Giesbrecht, 2009
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Vygotsky’s Psychology-Philosophy: A Metaphor for Language ...
Fyodor-Vygotsky-Whorf (Continuation oflhe Innatist Discussion) It can be assumed that for Fodor communicative practices and language in general do not impact thought, which automatically brings the discussion into the age-old debate on ...
Dorothy Robbins, 2001
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From Whitney to Chomsky: Essays in the History of American ...
CHAPTER FOUR THE SOURCES OF THE 'SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESIS' Sermo generatur ab intellectu et general intellectum. Abelard Sapir and Humboldt Over the last three decades a received genealogy of the 'Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis' ...
John Earl Joseph, 2002
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Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology
This reading suggests that, in one sense at least, the so-called Whorf Hypothesis has very little to do with language except as exemplar. Rather, the argument rests firmly on the Boasian dichotomy between history and psychology as the ...
Regna Darnell, 2001
8
Wittgenstein, Language and Information: "Back to the Rough ...
By focusing his analysis on language, Wittgenstein keeps his efforts oriented towards external phenomena available for us all to see and avoids the problems inherent in examining inner mental phenomena. Benjamin Lee Whorf Wittgenstein's ...
David Blair, 2006
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Psychology of Language
A. H. Bloom (1981) has suggested that Whorf's views, because they emphasize cognitive structures, did not square well with the behaviorist tradition in psychology prevalent at the time that Whorf was writing. It is also true that the relativism that ...
David Carroll, 2007
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Language Acquisition and Conceptual Development
2. Theories. language. and. culture: Whorf. without. wincing. A. lison. Gopnik. University of California at Berketey 1f there is one clear conclusion to be drawn from this volume it is that. after decades of obloquy. Benjamin Whorf is back.
Melissa Bowerman, Stephen C. Levinson, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHORF»

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Seligman man arrested after allegedly shooting at friend
Titus Whorf, 27, of Seligman, was riding in a vehicle with a man who had known him for 14 years, Dwight D'Evelyn, sheriff's spokesman said, headed back to ... «Prescott Daily Courier, Jun 15»
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The Inuit Don't Have 100 Words For Snow, So Why Does The Myth …
Whorf is a major – and majorly controversial – figure in the study of language. He's the man behind the largely debunked Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, also known as ... «BuzzFeed News, Apr 15»
3
Go Feast at Feast
When asked what inspired an interest in food, Rick Whorf, the charismatic operator of the local food establishment Feast, responds jokingly, “My mother was a ... «Vanguard Dahlonega, Jan 15»
4
Speak in a made-up language to feel better
The theory is linked to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which proposes that the way in which people think and behave is influenced by what language they use. «RedOrbit, Jan 15»
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New book rediscovers by family of John Whorf Provincetown artist …
The late Provincetown artist John Whorf (1903-'59) took to heart the belief of his teacher, Charles W. Hawthorne, that “anything under the sun is beautiful if you ... «Wicked Local Provincetown, Oct 14»
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John Whorf Rediscovered
I just can't stop picking up John Whorf Rediscovered, published by AFA Publishing and written by his son, John Whorf and his granddaughter Amy Whorf ... «Barnstable Patriot, Aug 14»
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Quiz: What's the Most Unique Relationship Between Language and …
In his new book The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, McWhorter explains that popular belief in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 14»
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HINGHAM AUTHOR: New book paints picture of artist's work
Lifelong Hingham resident Amy Whorf McGuiggan's newest book, “John Whorf Rediscovered,” chronicles her grandfather's journey as an artist. email print. «Wicked Local Hingham, Jul 14»
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Can anyone speak French without sneering?
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis says that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. So the French look at everything in their very French way ... «Daily Mail, Jul 14»
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Flogging a Dead Hypothesis: Sapir-Whorf In The AMERICAN …
In case you slept through Introductory Linguistics, Sapir-Whorf argued that our broad conceptions of the world—time, color, categorization of natural objects, and ... «VDARE.com, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Whorf [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/whorf>. Jul 2020 ».
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