Linguistic relativity, or the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis.

Simply put, language shapes the way we think and what we think about. Reality and our perceptions of reality are clearly different things, and the way we describe reality shapes what we are capable of noticing about it. Grammar prescribes a process for breaking reality into descriptions, so grammar itself restricts what we are capable of considering.rH4

  1. Basel Al-Sheikh Hussein, “The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Today,” Theory and Practice in Language Studies 2, no. 3 (March 1, 2012): 642–46, (See notes.)