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Linguistic relativity, also known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis or Whorfianism, is a concept-paradigm in linguistics and cognitive science that holds that the structure of a language affects its speakers' cognition or world view. It used to have a strong version that claims that language determines thought and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories. The more accepted weak version claims that linguistic categories and usage only influence thoughts and decisions.

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    There’s a phenomenal sci-fi short story, the namesake of Stories of Your Life And Others, which uses the Sapir Whorf hypothesis as its base. I highly recommend it.

    Apparently, it’s being turned into a movie which debuts later this year.

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      Very interesting! Thanks for the link!