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date: 18 September 2019

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This chapter focuses on a body of research falling under the cover term linguistic relativity. More generally, linguistic relativity studies investigate possible effects of natural language on purportedly non-linguistic cognition. The chapter begins with a historical background of linguistic relativity. It then discusses the requirements for linguistic-relativity research, linguistic relativity and mainstream linguistics, language effect, language development, and domains of research.

Keywords: linguistic relativity, natural language, linguistic cognition, language development, language effect

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