Culture, language, and thought

Imai, Mutsumi and Kanero, Junko and Masuda, Takahiko (2020) Culture, language, and thought. In: Braddick, Oliver, (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190236557

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.579


The relations among language, culture, and thought are complex. The empirical evidence from diverse domains suggests that culture affects language, language affects thought, and universally shared perception and cognition constrain the structure of language. Although neither language nor culture determines thought, both seem to highlight certain aspects of the world, with stronger influence when there are no clear perceptible categories. Research must delve into how language, culture, perception, and cognition interact with one another across different domains.

Item Type:Book Section / Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords:language and thought, Whorfian hypothesis, language, culture, cognition, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, cultural psychology
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
ID Code:40990
Deposited By:Junko Kanero
Deposited On:26 Sep 2020 19:30
Last Modified:26 Sep 2020 19:31

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