|Linguistics 110 Linguistic Analysis: Sentences & Dialects|
|Lecture Number Seventeen|
|Linguistic relativity is the claim that human behavior and perception is influenced by language.|
Here are some examples:
|Basic Color Terms in English, Shona and Bassa|
If people use the 'generic' he, does it mean that they are prejudiced
(OR: If someone uses the 'generic' he, does it mean that he is prejudiced against females?)
But the word for 'secretary' may refer to two kinds of secretaries:
the ordinary kind and the kind who heads governmental and party
offices. Sekretar-ûa is used only in the former sense.
Does that prejudice Russians in any way?
What about the fact that almost all Russian nicknames are grammatically feminine? (E.g., Ivan - Vanja, Andrey - Andróûa