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Linguistic Relativity and Linguistic Determinism: Idiom in 20th Century Cornish

Mills, Jon Linguistic Relativity and Linguistic Determinism: Idiom in 20th Century Cornish. In: New Directions in Celtic Studies Conference, November 2000, Institute of Cornish Studies, Newquay. (Unpublished) (KAR id:8401)

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It has been understood for decades that language and thought are closely

the language that we speak and the words that we use, then it follows that

that we possess the words to describe objects, processes and conditions, in

ways by different cultures, and culture is, to some extent at least, shaped by

revival. Though estimates understandably vary, the speakers of Cornish

being used by its speakers in home life, socially outside the home, in the

of business, there are now shops that will sell to you in Cornish or sign, label


This emergence of a Cornish speech community has entailed the adaptation

today. Whilst revived Cornish is based on historical Cornish, it has, thus,

emerged. Although the English language has inevitably had some influence

way that its structures its vocabulary.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Francis Mills
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:44 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:44 UTC
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