Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage - DVD, digital video course

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Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage - DVD, digital video course

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In Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage, acclaimed linguist and Professor John McWhorter dispels the cloud of confusion that clings to English and gives you a crystal-clear view of why we use it the way we do. Throughout these 24 lectures, you'll discover the true answers to these and other questions that continue to perplex us all: Is English, as a language, in crisis? Should grammar always be logical? Does texting degrade writing? By the end of this course, you're sure to start thinking about English in a new way.
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This was my first course with Professor John McWhorter, and now I see why he's so popular. I listened to the audio version and it was fast-paced, energetic, and thought-provoking. Professor McWhorter will challenge everything you thought about grammar and what's considered "proper." The course starts by covering the history of English and challenging many popular notions about the origins of the language. He then goes on to tackle topics from speech to oratory to slang and texting. Looking forward to taking more of his courses.
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