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🎧 Lectures 31-32 of The Story of Human Language by John McWhorter

Listened to Lectures 31-32: The Story of Human Language by John McWhorterJohn McWhorter from The Great Courses: Linguistics

Lecture 31: Language Starts Over—The Creole Continuum
Just as one dialect shades into another, "creoleness" is a continuum concept. Once we know this, we are in a position to put the finishing touches on our conception of how speech varieties are distributed across the globe.

Lecture 32: What Is Black English?
Using insights developed in the course to this point, Professor McWhorter takes a fresh look at Black English, tracing its roots to regional English spoken in Britain and Ireland several centuries ago.

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