Language, Culture and Identity: Kurds and Kurdish Through the Lens of Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, or linguistic relativity, has fascinated linguists, anthropologists, and psychologists for decades. It holds that the structure of a language influences the cognition, worldview, and even culture of its speakers. Although the underlying concept that language influences thought is controversial among scholars, it continues to provide an interesting framework for analyzing different languages. … Continue reading Language, Culture and Identity: Kurds and Kurdish Through the Lens of Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis