The Story of Human Language, From Proto Indo-European to Ebonics English—John McWhorter

The Story of Human Language, From Proto Indo-European to Ebonics English—John McWhorter

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Language not only defines humans as a species, placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators, but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries. For example... How did different languages come to be? Why isn't there just a single language? How does a language change, and when it does, is that change indicative of decay or growth? How does a language become extinct?   In today's episode I speak with Dr. John McWhorter, a linguist from ... See More

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