shelli at BABEL.LING.NWU.EDU
Fri Apr 4 22:40:28 UTC 1997
A few weeks ago, I posted the query to these lists:
I'm a graduate student at Northwestern University doing work in
psycholinguistics. I would like to find out about the current status of
the Sapir-Whorf 'hypothesis'. Specifically, what has been done recently in
connection with this idea ('Neo-Whorfianism'), and what is the status of
I'm sorry to have taken so long on the summary - as you'll see, my query
generated quite a few responses.
Many thanks to all those who responded:
Tom Givon TGIVON at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
Alan C.L. Yu charon at uclink4.berkeley.edu
David Kronenfeld KFELD at ucrac1.ucr.edu
Phyllis Wilcox pwilcox at unm.edu
Morton Ann Gernsbacher MAGernsb at facstaff.wisc.edu
Herb Stahlke hstahlke at wp.bsu.edu
Richard Scherl scherl at homer.njit.edu
Bill Turkel bill at hivnet.ubc.ca
Dan I. SLOBIN slobin at cogsci.Berkeley.EDU
Paul Peranteau paul at benjamins.com
Irene Pepperberg imp at biosci.arizona.edu
Douglas S. Oliver DOUGLASO at ucrac1.ucr.edu
Catherine Harris charris at bu.edu
Lawrence W. Barsalou L-Barsalou at uchicago.edu
George Lakoff lakoff at cogsci.Berkeley.EDU
Jeri L. Moxley jmoxley at garnet.berkeley.edu
Art Glenberg glenberg at facstaff.wisc.edu
Don Peterkin dpeterkin at ucsd.edu
Maria D. Sera Maria.D.Sera-1 at tc.umn.edu
Jiansheng Guo Jiansheng.Guo at vuw.ac.nz
Paul R. Hays hays at lit.sugiyama-u.ac.jp
Gary B. Palmer gbp at nevada.edu
H Stephen Straight sstraigh at binghamton.edu
Michael Hall s_mjhall at eduserv.its.unimelb.EDU.AU
Matthias Huening matthias.huenin at univie.ac.at
Carsten Hansen carhan at coco.ihi.ku.dk
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen eep at cphling.dk
Joseph Hilferty hilferty at lingua.fil.ub.es
Steen Wackerhausen FILSW at hum.aau.dk
Dick Hudson dick at linguistics.ucl.ac.uk
Michelina Bonanno bonannom at gusun.acc.georgetown.edu
Jane A. Edwards edwards at cogsci.Berkeley.EDU
Caitlin Hines chines at autobahn.org
Patricia Kilroe kilroe at csd.uwm.edu
John Lucy John.Lucy at mpi.nl
Christopher Sinha psykcgs at aau.dk
In addition to the references that I list below, I received the following
Consult work by Dan Slobin, Eric Pederson, Stephen Levinson, Suzette
Elgin, and Melissa Bowerman, in addition to Piaget's work on child
language development and work on Systemic Functional Linguistics, which
was founded by Michael Halliday.
The first Bohmian Science Dialogue Between Indigenous and Western
Scientists involved Native American (academic and traditional) leaders and
selected physicists, linguists, psychologists and others -- all of whom
took Benjamin Whorf seriously. For a transcript, write to Carol Hegedus,
Fetzer Institute, 9292 West KL Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49009.
Caitlin Hines is chairing a panel on Whorf in Amsterdam this summer.
There has been discussion of Whorf on the Linguist List, which can be
accessed at http://linguistlist.org/; there will also be a 'topic page' on
this subject at the Linguist-site soon:
Finally, I was given the following references (I have lots of reading
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Thanks again to all who replied!
m-feist at nwu.edu
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