Despite gaining formal inclusion in policymaking bodies, why might descriptive representation not lead to policy changes?
place the photos in sequential order like English speakers, left to right, or Hebrew and Arabic speakers, right to left, they did it by the compass, from east to west (. On the other end of the spectrum stands John McWhorter. In his article, McWhorter emphasizes his idea that language does not give an individual a particular worldview. McWhorter provides examples that refute the assertion proposed by the Whorfian Hypothesis. He states that the people of New Guinea have only one word for eating, drinking, and smoking. However, McWhorter claims that although these individuals do not have a particular word for a certain action does not mean that the people of New Guinea are less sensitive to cuisine than those who have multiple words for eating. McWhorter even continues to counter the argument made by Whorf about the Hopi. He states that the Hopi do have numerous markers of European time. After learning more about the Whorfian Hypothesis, I came to the conclusion that the Whorfian Hypothesis does hold some truths. Language does influence thought and an individual’s perception to some extent. However, I do not believe that language governs thought to the point that an individual’s thoughts are bound by their language. Therefore, I support the weaker version of the Whorfian Hypothesis, Linguistic Relativism. An example supporting my position is seen through my experience with my best friend who speaks English and Urdu. Whenever she asked me to turn off the lights in a room, she would say “shut the light.” I never truly understood why we had different terms for the same action even though we were speaking the same language. I also noticed this same trend with my other friends who spoke Urdu. When I got older, I realized that when they were learning English they did not have a direct translation in Urdu for the term “turn off” so instead they would use the word “shut.” Although they did not have one particular word or phrase for the English phrase “to turn off” does not mean that they were unable to conceive the thought for completing the action of turning off the lights in a room. If this were the case my frie>GET ANSWER