I just chose the topic of how the Sapir-Whorf theory has influenced educational theory
The hypothesis posits that language determines thought, that the thoughts we construct are based upon the language that we speak and the words that we use. It is the underlying premise of newspeak in Orwell's 1984. I haven't yet done much research, but what I want to do is determine if a belief in that premise has influenced educational philosophy--and methodology--in the past half-century.
posted on 09/26/2002 11:13:17 AM PDT
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