Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: Examples and Definition

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1. Which of the following is an example of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?

2. Which of the following terms refers to the values, norms, and beliefs of a society?

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Information related to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is reviewed by this quiz and worksheet. You will need to be able to understand how this hypothesis works to complete this quiz.

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  • The creators of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • Example(s) of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • A society's values, norms, and beliefs

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read statements and interpret whether they are true based on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about everyday examples of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

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  • What the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states
  • Classical examples of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • John Lucy and Richard Shweder
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