Benjamin Lee Whorf Quote

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.


Four Articles on Metalinguistics (ed. 1950)

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We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in...

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We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in...

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We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in...

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We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in...