Readership: Students, scholars, and interested general readers of sociolinguistics, cultural theory, and social science
John H. McWhorter, Professor of Linguistics, Columbia University
John McWhorter is Professor of Linguistics at Columbia University and author of many books, including The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English, and What Language Is, What It Isn't, and What It Could Be. He also writes on language, as well as race and cultural issues, as Contributing Editor at The New Republic and Columnist at Time. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, and The New Yorker, and he has appeared often on National Public Radio, CSPAN and MSNBC.
Chapter One: Studies Have Shown
Chapter Two: Having it Both Ways?
Chapter Three: An Interregnum: On Culture
Chapter Four: Dissing the Chinese
Chapter Five: What's the World View from English?
Chapter Six: Respect for Humanity