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Media: An Intelligent Man's Answer to Linguistic Truisms

Submitter: Micah Smith

Submitter Email: duryalai@gmail.org
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: Here is an article which fascinated me. Every single one of the linguistic
truisms about linguistic equality we hold so dear are taken to task, by a
non-linguist. And I found myself thinking that, even though he doesn't
know all the details or the finer points of the theories he discusses, he
shows a real, though non-expert, understanding of them. I came away
thinking: he'll make linguists mad, but this guy's got a point.

http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_4_urbanities-language.html
Issue Number: 18.45
Date Posted: December 28, 2006