نوع مقاله : علمی-پژوهشی
استادیار گروه زبانشناسی دانشگاه کردستان
دانشجوی دوره ی دکترای زبانشناسی دانشگاه اصفهان
In this article, we investigate the relation between language and
culture, linguistically and psycholinguistically, excellently dealt with in Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. After portraying the subject, we attempt to elucidate it with the analysis of pros and cons of the views on this area. It will then be claimed that the system of linguistic forms has a strong effect on the world-view of speakers and also acquiring and perceiving of many concepts, relying on rational and empirical evidences extracted from known languages such as English, Persian, Arabic and also distant languages such as Hopi, Maya, etc. Based on cognitive approach, we will also try to prove that single concepts and compound concepts, contrary to the assumption, function divergently in thinking process.