In the novel Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany, the "Invaders" construct an artificial language which renders anyone who learns it into an almost robotic ally of the Invaders.
The Wikipedia article about Babel-17 asserts
In this [influence of language upon thought and physical abilities] Delany's novel influenced a generation of writers: Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, Embassytown by China Miéville, "In Luna Bore Coda" by Joshua Nilles, and, more evidently, the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. Language as a weapon was adapted as a plot device in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.
Can any reliable sources be cited that show actual influence of Babel-17 on these works, or on any other SF works dealing with Sapir–Whorf or the influence of language on thought and ability generally?