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Media: An Intelligent Man's Answer to Linguistic Truisms

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Message 1: An Intelligent Man's Answer to Linguistic Truisms
Date: 28-Dec-2006
From: Micah Smith <duryalaigmail.org>
Subject: An Intelligent Man's Answer to Linguistic Truisms


Here is an article which fascinated me. Every single one of the linguistictruisms about linguistic equality we hold so dear are taken to task, by anon-linguist. And I found myself thinking that, even though he doesn'tknow all the details or the finer points of the theories he discusses, heshows a real, though non-expert, understanding of them. I came awaythinking: he'll make linguists mad, but this guy's got a point.

http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_4_urbanities-language.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics