John Mcwhorter

Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority by John McWhorter (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at June 24, 2015
Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority by John McWhorter (Repost)

Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority by John McWhorter
English | Jan 27, 2003 | ISBN: 1592400469, 1592400019 | 301 Pages | PDF | 705 kb

John McWhorter, "Language A to Z" + Audio CD  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 16, 2014
John McWhorter, "Language A to Z" + Audio CD

John McWhorter, "Language A to Z" + Audio CD
Publisher: Teaching Company | 2013 | ISBN: 1629970247 | English | PDF+MP3 | 166 pages | 230.8 Mb

Linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here's a secret: There's a lot that's quirky and intriguing about how human language works-and much of it is downright fun to learn about. But with so many potential avenues of exploration, it can often seem daunting to try to understand it. Where does one even start? …

The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John Mcwhorter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 12, 2008
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John Mcwhorter

The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John Mcwhorter
Publisher: Harper Perennial | Number Of Pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2003-01 | ISBN-10: 006052085X | PDF | 14 Mb

There are approximately six thousand languages on Earth today, each a descendant of the tongue first spoken by Homo sapiens some 150,000 years ago. While laying out how languages mix and mutate over time, linguistics professor John McWhorter reminds us of the variety within the species that speaks them, and argues that, contrary to popular perception, language is not immutable and hidebound, but a living, dynamic entity that adapts itself to an ever-changing human environment.
Full of humor and imaginative insight, The Power of Babel draws its illustrative examples from languages around the world, including pidgins, Creoles, and nonstandard dialects.

Story of the human language (Video course)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Speedyclick at Dec. 15, 2012
Story of the human language (Video course)

Story of the human language (Video course)
DVDrip | avi | ~ 5.45 Gb | MPEG4 Video (H264) 464x336 746 kbps | MP3 48000Hz stereo 128kbps | 36 Lectures x 30 min
The Great Courses Co | 5% recovery record | Guide (pdf) | Taught by: Dr. John McWhorter, Ph.D., Stanford University

Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on an in-depth, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language, showing how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today. For the past century linguistics has been one of the most exciting and productive fields in the social sciences. In the process of telling the story of language, Professor McWhorter introduces you to some of the current controversies in the discipline. Enjoy a really excellent course.

Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage Taught  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at April 7, 2012
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage Taught

Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage Taught By Professor John McWhorter, Ph.D., Stanford University,Columbia University
Publisher: TTC Audio March 2012 | ISBN: n/a | Language English | Audio CD in MP3/96 Kbps 24 Lectures (30 minutes / lecture) | 536 MB

Is English broken? Do bad grammar, slang, and illogical constructions signal a decline in standards of usage? Do e-mail and text messages corrupt the art of writing? In short, is our language going to the dogs?…

Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 14, 2017
Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca by John McWhorter
English | January 10, 2017 | ISBN: 1942658206 | EPUB | 192 pages | 0.99 MB

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Dec. 15, 2016
The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language (repost)

John H. McWhorter, "The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language"
2014 | ISBN: 0199361584 | English | 208 pages | EPUB | 0,6 MB
Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) [Audiobook]

Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) [Audiobook] by John McWhorter
English | September 6, 2016 | ASIN: B01KILD1JC, ISBN: 1536623644 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 1 min | 193 MB
Narrator: John McWhorter

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 23, 2016
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English [Repost]

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter
English | October 27, 2009 | ISBN: 1592404944 | EPUB | 256 pages | 0.2 MB
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English [Audiobook] {Repost}

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English [Audiobook] by John McWhorter
English | November 3, 2009 | ASIN: B002VLWANQ | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 22 mins | 148 MB
Narrator: John McWhorter