Language Creates Reality¶

Linguistics, 1953

Change the word for something, change what the reality of what it is.

Edward Safir, one of the fathers of linguistics, taught a smart student named Benjamin Whorf. After Whorf died, interest grew in the unofficial Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis of linguistic relativity: which posited there are certain thoughts of an individual in one language that cannot be understood by those who live in another language. The theory was corrupted in the 80s via Phenomenology to support the ideas of social constructionism.