Template:Did you know nominations/Benjamin Lee Whorf

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Mentoz86 (talk) 12:26, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Benjamin Lee Whorf[edit]

  • ... that the "cryptotype", a concept developed by Linguist and fire-preventer Benjamin Lee Whorf has been described as being among the major contributions of twentieth century linguistics"?
  • Comment: I expanded this article from 14kb to 72 kb between May 27 and June 2nd.

Created/expanded by Maunus (talk). Self nom at 14:39, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Note: I bolded the hook article link, and removed the photo, since it is a fair-use copyrighted image and thus ineligible for use in DYK. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment: (not a review): You are missing references in numerous places, and those you do have have numerous formatting errors (Ucucha's script is lighting up like a Christmas tree) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:46, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I've taken care of the formatting errors causing broken harvref links. That's a great script, I didn't know about it. Could you point out where you think references are missing?·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 15:56, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  1. Second half of #Field studies in Mexico
  2. Last sentence of #Resurgence of Whorfianism
  3. The entirety of #Arguments from Polysemy
  4. Two sections in #Contributions to Linguistic Theory
  5. Any paragraph without a reference (see SG D2)
Also, several works in the references section do not have any references pointing to them; perhaps in a further reading section? Also, Chomsky (1973) (current FN 27) does not point anywhere. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:11, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I've fixed the references that I hadn't included yet. And added references to the sections that didn't have them. I don't understand why the Chomsky 1973 reference doesn't work - if you look int he cited works section you will see it there.
Yeah, it was a stray parenthesis that I couldn't catch.·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 00:35, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Hook is 238 characters, well above the absolute maximum of 200 (and shorter is better). Strongly suggest you come up with a shorter alternate hook, and I apologize for not noting that a few days ago. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:07, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Maunus seems to be on break. How about "... that linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf is best known a hypothesis he never stated? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:58, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
I think there's a word missing in that hook. Also its too short I think there should definitely be a link to linguistic relativity/Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in the hook.·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 12:37, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote4.png We need a full-fledged review. Between your new alt (which I like a lot) and the four hooks supplied by Maunus after I mentioned the problem (plus a reduction in the length of the original problematic one), we have a great plenty of potential hooks for a reviewer to work with. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:52, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
New review
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Images have fair use rationale or public domain. Article was new enough and long enough at the time of nomination. Article reads as neutral enough. Proposed hooks are all properly formatted. QPQ not required.
  • Symbol question.svg Article is not fully supported by inline citations. The number of tags is excessive. I will move forward with this review if the references are taken care of. The number of sources required is excessive so no point in checking hook fact until this is complete. --LauraHale (talk) 06:00, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Fully source article. --LauraHale (talk) 06:00, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg One more "citation needed" remains, at the end of the "Studies of Uto-Aztecan languages" section. Great job identifying the others! However, please do not use the tick in your replies; that means something special for DYK reviews, and is for reviewers only. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:55, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
I removed that sentence, even though its true.·ʍaunus·snunɐw·(talk) 19:12, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
Oh, /hi/. Br'er Rabbit (talk) 22:39, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Laura et al. Maunus will be back shortly so this will all be taken care of.  Br'erRabbit 

{{{1}}} ... that linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf is best known for the "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis", but that he never stated a hypothesis, writing instead about the "principle of linguistic relativity"?

Not particularly keen on any of these so going to examine based on this hook. It is supported by the text. It is sourced in the text. Pictogram voting keep.svg regarding offline sources supporting the text and not having been copied for the article. --LauraHale (talk) 21:52, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go for the first proposed hook. --LauraHale (talk) 21:52, 14 June 2012 (UTC)