The Influence of Language on Culture and Thought. Exploring Colour Terminology and Grammatical Gender


Term Paper, 2018

15 Pages, Grade: 2,3

Anonymous


Abstract or Introduction

This research delves into the relationship between language, culture, and thought, focusing on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. It examines how language influences our perception of the world through the lens of colour terminology and grammatical gender. While differences in colour categorization across languages initially suggest varied perceptions, empirical evidence indicates that human vision remains constant worldwide. However, colour terminology reflects cultural concepts, highlighting the limits of linguistic comparability. Additionally, the influence of grammatical gender on perception underscores language's conditioning effect on thought. Generic usage in language contributes to reinforcing certain associations, shaping individuals' understanding of the world. Although the paper does not address linguistic dominance by one gender, it acknowledges its relevance in understanding stereotypes. Moreover, it suggests expanding the discussion of grammatical gender to encompass issues of prejudices and racism stemming from misconceptions.

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Title
The Influence of Language on Culture and Thought. Exploring Colour Terminology and Grammatical Gender
Grade
2,3
Year
2018
Pages
15
Catalog Number
V1453717
ISBN (eBook)
9783389005408
ISBN (Book)
9783389005415
Language
English
Keywords
limits of language, perception, world views
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Anonymous, 2018, The Influence of Language on Culture and Thought. Exploring Colour Terminology and Grammatical Gender, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1453717

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