LIL : Language and Thought; the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, or Linguistic Relativity, is an extremely controversial concept  which explains how language affects the way we think and perceive reality. It is often defined to include two “versions,” strong and weak. The strong version of the hypothesis claims that language determines thought, and that linguistic categories both limit and determine cognitive categories. In other words, the language we speak completely controls the way we think and perceive reality. The weak version claims that linguistic categories and usage can only influence thought and decisions, and do not determine them. In other words, language guides the way…

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Links Interpreters Love is a curated collections of articles, free resources and industry related goodies from various sources across the internet. A lot of good information can be found here, feel free to share it, digest it and come back every week for more. This week: Filling in Blanks Interpreters are sometimes told to be “invisible,” or as unobtrusive as possible in the communication process. [...]

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Links Interpreters Love is a curated collections of articles, free resources and industry related goodies from various sources across the internet. A lot of good information can be found here, feel free to share it, digest it and come back every week for more. This week: https://prozcomblog.com/2015/11/06/guest-post-how-to-practice-interpreting-stop-interpreting/ How to practice interpreting? Stop interpreting The key to becoming a better interpreter, as you have heard, is practice. [...]

Stronger Together

Dear colleagues: In the immortal words of Bob Marley, I would like to propose: “let’s get together and feel alright”. I am proud to be a certified court interpreter in the State of Florida. And I am especially proud because I am aware of the difficult path that we had to follow in this state to get certification to become a reality. [...]

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