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Media: Scientific American

Submitter: Mike Maxwell

Submitter Email: maxwell@ldc.upenn.edu
Media Body: The (Sapir-)Whorf hypothesis has made it into the news (again).
Scientific American's on-line web site has a news article about it:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/explorations/2002/032502language/

I don't know whether it will be in the next printed edition (it wasn'
in the last issue I received).

Mike Maxwell
Linguistic Data Consortium
maxwell@ldc.upenn.edu

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Issue Number: 13.853
Date Posted: March 27, 2002

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