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John H. McWhorter
Birth date: January 01, 1965
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Peregrinations rated it 4 years ago
While I do enjoy listening to McWhorter's lectures, if you have heard one lecture series, you have pretty much heard them all.
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
Does the structure of the language we speak affect the way we think and how we perceive the world? If you are intrigued by that idea and don’t mind re-examining any cherished Sapir-Whorf beliefs you may have this short but spirited and well argued book will be of interest. When we think of the fasc...
Peregrinations rated it 6 years ago
I like reading books about the English language. There are so many different ways to approach the topic. Some readers might take umbrage with McWhorter's approach (he is not one of those strict grammarians) but he does talk about some interesting aspects of the English language, such as the meaningl...
Kaethe rated it 6 years ago
Veronica has been on a McWhorter binge lately, and I've been following along. He's entertaining and a strong populizer/educator on linguistics. It's not hard to imagine him giving the same material as lectures to his college classes. And I'm always fascinated when people clearly explain what a thing...
Kaethe rated it 6 years ago
Until I came to write this review I didn't realize I had already read this on October 8th, 2005. Well, that explains why I had absorbed his ideas so thoroughly and pretty much agreed with him about everything. Oh, well. I enjoyed it like anything, again. And I got to discuss it with Veronica. Some...
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