Monday, January 25, 2021

Micro Mention "Language Families of the World"

John McWhorter

One of my favorite platforms for learning something new is The Great Courses, and this course, “Language Families of the World” by John McWhorter, is incredibly illuminating on how language evolves, and how different languages relate to each other. I personally have learned more about English, where it came from, and why it is the way that it is, and how it fits in with the other languages of the world in this course than my entire time as a student in public education. 

Outside of linguistics, Professor McWhorter might be divisive to some. Still, it can't be denied how intelligent he is, and even when I find myself disagreeing with him on one political point or another, I always respect how well thought out he makes his arguments.

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