When I hear about an article in a major newspaper about linguistics, and one on how language influences thought in particular, I get ready to grit my teeth.  But this one, by Guy Deutscher, is actually pretty good:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

It’s worth it for the explanation of the direction words in Guugu Yimithirr alone.  I wish I’d been able to put this in the LCK.

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