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Universality of English

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The Cosmopolitan Tongue: The Universality of English
John McWhorter

In depicting the emergence of the world’s languages as a curse of gibberish, the biblical tale of the Tower of Babel makes us moderns smile. Yet, considering the headache that 6,000 languages can induce in real life, the story makes a certain sense.

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