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Old 10-21-2008, 09:46 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Arcesious View Post
Maybe we should look into the cultural effects of the words on debating then... I don't think wikipedia has an article on that specific subject though.
It does, there's a whole area of research devoted to how culture defines words and words define culture and all that sort of stuff:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_linguistics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociolinguistics

and a variety of fields under the "linguistics" heading.


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