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The Story of Human Language

Tuesday, November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Story of Human Language

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Date:
Tuesday, November 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • How did different languages come to be?
  • Why isn’t there just a single language?
  • How does a language change, and when it does, is that change indicative of decay or growth?
  • How does a language become extinct?

Dr. John McWhorter, one of America’s leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, addresses these and other questions as he takes you on an in-depth, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language, showing how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used around the world today. An accomplished scholar, Professor McWhorter is also a skilled popularizer, whose book The Power of Babel was called “startling, provocative, and remarkably entertaining,” by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The London Times called him “a born teacher.” And Steven Pinker, best known as the author of The Language Instinct, offered this praise for the book: “McWhorter’s arguments are sharply reasoned, refreshingly honest, and thoroughly original.” 

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Facilitated by Alan Carter.

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Date:
Tuesday, November 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Join Us:
https://rebrand.ly/zhzte8a

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Online Event