"Linguistic Injustice": An Exchange

White, James F.; Burtchaell, James T.
December 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1990, Issue 8, p11
Presents an exchange of opinions regarding linguistic injustice in theology. Illustration of the use of the terms crippled, disabled and handicapped; Preference for politically correct terms; Suggestion for the discontinuance of the use of certain physical metaphors in moral discourse.


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