John McWhorter

4 reasons to learn a new language

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English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

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John McWhorter · Linguist

Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history.

Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history.