Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the language that's been used the describe the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. What words do we use, "looting," "finding" or "foraging"? "Refugees," "evacuees" or "the displaced"?
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Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina

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Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina

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Choosing Your Terms: The Language of Katrina

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the language that's been used the describe the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. What words do we use, "looting," "finding" or "foraging"? "Refugees," "evacuees" or "the displaced"?