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Call for papers – RIFL

RIFL – Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del linguaggio:

Vol. 7, N.3, December 2013 - LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY

Edited by: Elisabetta Lalumera

According to linguistic relativity, or the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic differences determine cognitive differences. As the linguist B.L. Whorf wrote, “we dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language” (Whorf 1956/1970: 212). This thesis was neglected by the scientific community in the early decades of cognitive science, partly because of its methodologically flawed experimental evidence, and partly because of the success of universalist and nativist research programmes that established a level of prelinguistic cognitive basis of most key human cognitive faculties.

Submission deadline: September 20, 2013

Call for papers