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John H. McWhorter

3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by John H. McWhorter
What Language Is (And What it Isn't and What it Could Be) (2011)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Such an interesting book! I picked it up not expecting much out of it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was a lot of trivia and you definitely have to be interested in languages and how they've evolved in order to think this book was a worthwhile read, but if you fulfill those ...
Language A to Z (2000)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Highly Recommended. Any good survey course will provide enough information to ignite your curiosity and give you a little something to take with you. John McWhorter's 24 part lecture series is pure enjoyment. He is an engaging speaker and is able to present a clear understandin...
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English (2008)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This was an enjoyable dissertation on some interesting ideas about the history of English that are not entirely mainstream, but which are interesting. McWhorter does a good job narrating his own book (which I wish more authors were willing to do), but having recently also listene...
The Story of Human Language (2004)
4.45 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: (I'm cheating a bit by saying I "read" this. Actually, I listened to the 18.2 hours of audio lectures that accompany this book in a set. This is a product of The Teaching Company.)McWhorter is brilliant, just brilliant. A fantastic communicator. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire se...
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