Dialects and the Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar

  • by John McWhorter
  • Narrated by John McWhorter
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

Understanding language change and how languages differ helps us see that what is often labeled "wrong" about people's speech is, in fact, a misanalysis.

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Superb -- in both content and delivery !!!

I have long been a fan of McWhorter, after first reading "Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English".

This short lecture is equally satisfying, and thoroughly enjoyable!
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- C. Miller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2004
  • Publisher: The Great Courses