キヨミ セツコ
  清海 節子
   所属   経済経営学部 所属
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 1989
形態種別 大学・研究所等紀要
標題 A re-examination of Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 Tsuda Inquiry
巻・号・頁 11,pp.100-116
概要 This paper reexamines the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis which indicates that humans perceive the world differently depending on which language we use because we have different expressions to refer to the same thing/event. I compared languages using alphabets with Japanese which uses the main three writing systems (i.e. kanji, hiragana and katakana). Recent studies have found that only the left hemisphere functions to recognize alphabets while both the right and left hemispheres function for the recognition of the Japanese writing systems. This finding is relevant to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Namely, different writing systems affect how we perceive written content in terms of the different cognitive processes.