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8/29/11: What Language Is

Image by Calamity Meg/Creative Commons via flickr
Image by Calamity Meg/Creative Commons via flickr

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – On Monday linguist John McWhorter joins Doug to explore the nature of language. McWhorter says language is a chaotic, growing garden that's always changing. His new book tears down the idea of a so-called proper language. For McWhorter, slang is just as correct as Standard English, and "c u later" just as legitimate as "goodbye." His book is called What Language Is.

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