本杰明·霍夫

    本杰明·李·沃尔夫是美国语言学家和防火工程师。沃尔夫是一位广为人知的倡导者,他主张不同语言的结构之间的差异决定了说话人如何感知和概念化世界。

本杰明·霍夫(Benjamin Whorf)名言

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.

我们按照我们的母语来分析自然。

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Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.

语言不仅仅是一种报告经验的工具,而是一种定义经验的框架。

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My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms.

我的分析是针对纯物理条件,如布线缺陷、金属水槽与木制品之间缺乏空气空间等,并用这些术语给出了结果。

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But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire.

但到了适当的时候,人们发现,在火灾发生时,不仅物理上的情况是物理上的,而且这种情况对人们的意义,有时是一个因素,通过人们的行为。

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At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.

与此同时,新的概念和抽象进入画面,承担起描述宇宙的任务,而不涉及我们的语言缺乏足够术语的时间或空间抽象。

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Too long has the public mind considered religion to be synonymous with priestcraft.

长久以来,公众的思想都认为宗教是神职人员的同义词。

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Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.

霍皮语中大多数形而上学的词是动词,而不是欧洲语言中的名词。

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