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John McWhorter

Political Commentator, Linguist & Professor at Columbia University

Political Commentator, Linguist & Professor at Columbia University

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John McWhorter Biography

John McWhorter teaches linguistics at Columbia University, as well as Western Civilization and music history. He specializes in language change and language contact, and is the author of "The Missing Spanish Creoles," "Language Simplicity and Complexity," and "The Creole Debate." He has written extensively on issues related to linguistics, race, and other topics for Time, The New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and elsewhere, and has been a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic.

For the general public he is the author of "The Power of Babel," "Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue," "The Language Hoax," "Words on the Move," "Talking Back, Talking Black," and other books, including "Nine Nasty Words" and "Woke Racism," both of which were New York Times bestsellers.

He hosts the Lexicon Valley language podcast, has authored six audiovisual sets on language for the Great Courses company, and has written a twice-weekly newsletter for the New York Times since August 2021.

John McWhorter Videos

  • Understanding the new politics of race - Prof. John McWhorter ...
    Towards the Common Good: Rethinking Race in the 21st Century conference hosted by The Equiano Project Emmanuel College and King's College ...
  • Erik Larson and John McWhorter - Aspen Ideas Festival
    During his first year as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill and the citizens of London endured 57 nights of consecutive bombing by German air forces....
  • John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!
    Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there's much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it...

John McWhorter Books

  • Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America
    Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America
  • What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be
    What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be
  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
  • Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America
    Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America
  • Doing Our Own Thing
    Doing Our Own Thing
  • The Story of Human Language Complete Set
    The Story of Human Language Complete Set

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