Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Intelligence Studies

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Robin Thompson


This research set out to look for ways in which the theories of linguistic relativity could be applied within the discipline of warning intelligence. It is a qualitative study that draws on the research of cognitive scientists and experts within the intelligence disciplines. This study shows that the theory of linguistic relativity is supported by empirical evidence, and that these concepts may be applicable to battling bias within warning intelligence. In the end, it was discovered that what is needed is further research to identify and test for the effects of linguistic relativity on warning analysts.



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