Lecture two: ways of knowing january 25, 2011. Basically: how and why the world is the way it is. Worldview: encompassing view of reality based on a set of shared assumptions about how the world works, can have multiple worldviews in a single culture or a single one, encompass what is real and what isn"t. Reinforcements of worldview: relationship between categories of language and how that person understands the world and behaves in it people based on voice, word choice, tone and tamber, speed, etc, sapir-whorf hypothesis: relationship between language and worldview. In both cases the reaction was to appeal to the supernatural, not react to the. Language patterns: tell general descriptions, relationships, place of origin of. "we are what we speak" o o o. Importance of metaphors: culturally significant metaphors that shape and reflect worldview and culture, perhaps more related to culture than the language itself. Metaphor and worldview: time: spatial metaphors: time, activities, condition.