A few weeks after John McWhorter and I participated in a "diavlog" on Bloggingheads, the site is hosting another language-y conversation between Joshua Knobe of Yale and Lera Boroditsky of Stanford. Whereas the previous diavlog touched briefly on neo-Whorfian arguments about the culturally determined relations of language to thought (responding to a New York Times Magazine article by Guy Deutscher), this one is a full-on Whorf-o-rama, delving into Boroditsky's research on language and cognition (see her Wall Street Journal article, "Lost in Translation," for more).
In related news, there was a bit of controversy recently about whether Deutscher should have explicitly cited Boroditsky's work in his Times Magazine article. The new public editor at the Times, Arthur S. Brisbane, devoted his Oct. 3 column to the dispute, and Deutscher's response subsequently appeared on the public editor's blog. (Further responses were posted here.)