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Was the term "Sprachansicht" (语言观) coined by W. von Humboldt? While he is said to be the father of this concept, the Eng.-lang. Wikipedia article about him says he used the term "Weltansicht" for it. (My German is too poor to do the research myself--also too lazy!).

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Your post is now number 2 on google for "Sprachansicht", seems to be a philosophical term describing something related to the view you get by speaking a certain language (I think). Humboldt said that you can only expand your view outside your own language if you step into the circle of another language, but I am not sure if he actually used that term. In German it's very easy to create new words like this.

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"language view"

I'ld prefer "lingual perspective"  analogous to the related "cultural perspective". To me a view is a 'picture' a perspective is more of a framework or angle from which to view things. A perspective can result in more then one view.

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Thanks wibr, BigZaboon & Silent ! I just started reading one of my book giveaway books, when the author uses the term "语言观" I think he might be referring to a concept which originated with Wilhelm von Humboldt.

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