TITLE

The Eskimo Snow Vocabulary Debate: Fallacies and Confusions

AUTHOR(S)
Halpern, Mark
PUB. DATE
February 2002
SOURCE
Vocabula Review;Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the Eskimo snow vocabulary (ESV) debate. ESV concerns the number of words Eskimo languages have for snow and ice in their various forms and situations. This debate is instigated by the essay "The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax," by Geoffrey K. Pullum who ridicules the idea that the Eskimo languages use more words for snow than English.
ACCESSION #
28809636

 

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