Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Linguists Tell New York Times ‘Illegal’ Neither ‘Neutral’ Nor ‘Accurate’

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"In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times' continued use of the term "illegal immigrant", a group of linguists have taken a stand, arguing that the phrase "illegal immigrant" isn't as neutral or accurate as the two media companies claim it to be. ... A group of 24 scholars ... put out a statement last week arguing that "illegal immigrant" should not be the preferred phrasing because it's imprecise and frames the debate in narrow terms." - Cristina Constantini, ABC News, Oct. 1, 2012.