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By Susanne Niemeier (Ed.), René Dirven (Ed.)

This quantity has arisen from the twenty sixth foreign LAUD Symposium on “Humboldt and Whorf Revisited. common and Culture-Specific Conceptualizations in Grammar and Lexis”. whereas contrasting or extra languages, the papers during this quantity both offer empirical facts confirming hypotheses relating to linguistic relativity, or care for methodological problems with empirical research.These new methods to Whorf’s hypotheses don't specialize in mere theorizing yet supply an increasing number of empirical facts accumulated over the past years. They end up in a truly subtle manner that Whorf’s principles have been very lucid ones, whether Whorf’s insights have been framed in a terminology which lacked the pliability of linguistic different types built during the last zone of this century, in particular in cognitive linguistics. to this point, there's enough evidence to say that linguistic relativity is certainly an important factor, and the present quantity confirms a extra common pattern for rehabilitating Whorf’s idea advanced and likewise bargains facts for it. It comprises articles written by means of students from a variety of fields of linguistics together with phonology, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, old linguistics, anthropological linguistics and (cross-)cultural semantics, which all give a contribution to a re-assessment and partial reformulation of Whorf’s considering.

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