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Linguistic relativism

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This timeline is a work in progress, but is intended to highlight influential thinkers who have made a case for the priority of language relative to thought, especially in so far as they call attention to the varying effects of different languages upon thought.
===18th Century===
[[Giambattista Vico]] is often credited with first raising the issue of linguistic relativism. In a 1709 lecture (''De nostri temporis studiorum ratione'', "On the method of study of our time"), he declared, "the ''ingenia'' ("wits") are formed by languages, rather than the languages by ''ingenia''". Vico's epistemology ("verum esse ipsum factum") supposed that representations created by the mind are the only objects of knowledge, and that different languages furnish diverse vocabularies of representational metaphors.
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