Name Instructor Course Date Summary Response In David S. Thomson's The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: Worlds Shaped by Words Benjamin Lee Whorf claimed that the world could shape language but in turn language shapes the world (Thomson 82). The author Thomson mentioned how Whorf had studied numerous languages but ended up focusing on the Hopi Indians' structure and lexicon in Arizona (Thomson 80). I think this hypothesis is interesting as the major difference between both languages as considered in the hypothesis is procrastination and the essence of time. It is possible that had we not considered the existence of the future we could not have it an interesting read especially for someone with an interest in Marxism and the history of non-European societies. Works Cited Collister Lauren. “Why does using a period in a text message make you sound angry?” Theweek.com 2008. theweek.com Accessed March 7 2018. Hartmann Betsy and James K. Boyce. Needless Hunger: Voices from a Bangladesh Village. San Francisco Calif: Institute for Food and Development Policy 1982. Nowak Martin A. "Homo Grammaticus." Natural History 2000 p. 36. Thomson David S. The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: Worlds Shaped by Words. Time-Life Books Inc. 1975. Wolf Eric R. Europe and the People Without History. Berkeley Calif: University of California Press 2010. [...]
There are five articles in total. Four are attached and the fifth is the following link: theweek.com Read each article and then write two paragraphs for each article: four paragraphs total. The response should consist of two short but substantive paragraphs per article. One will summarize the key arguments of the piece and the second should contain your own reflections in the form of further analysis, questions, counterargument or discussion.