The Language Hoax

The Language Hoax

by John H. McWhorter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190468897
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 515,920
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John McWhorter is Professor of Linguistics at Columbia University and author of many books, including The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English, and What Language Is, What It Isn't, and What It Could Be. He also writes on language, as well as race and cultural issues, as Contributing Editor at The New Republic and Columnist at Time. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, and The New Yorker, and he has appeared often on National Public Radio, CSPAN and MSNBC.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Studies Have Shown

Chapter Two: Having it Both Ways?

Chapter Three: An Interregnum: On Culture

Chapter Four: Dissing the Chinese

Chapter Five: What's the World View from English?

Chapter Six: Respect for Humanity

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