Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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I am generally very skeptical of whorfianism (although, yes, I know, there are some suggestive experimental data about how grammar guides people's choices when they are asked to assign gender to genderless objects, etc.). However. I am amazed to see McWhorter argue against whorfianism largely on purely ethical grounds. I would have thought that it is completely irrelevant for the validity of a theory whether or not it happens to lead to moral or immoral conclusions:

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