John McWhorter
John McWhorter
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John Hamilton McWhorter (Professor McWhorter uses neither his title nor his middle initial as an author) is an American academic and linguist who is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy, and music history. He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations. His research specializes on how creole languages form, and how language grammars change as the result of sociohistorical phenomena. A popular writer, McWhorter has written for Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Politico, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily(Professor via goodreads
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The Story of Human Language
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue
Woke Racism
Language Families of the World
Language A to Z
Words on the Move
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage
Nine Nasty Words
The Language Hoax
Talking Back, Talking Black
How the Words of Modern English Emerged
Surprises in the Ancestry of Old English
Dialects and the Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar
How Artificial Languages Work