We’re continuing our discussion of a controversial paper about how new languages get started.
When you start talking about creole languages, the linguistic becomes the political very quickly. So what are linguists saying about this work? And is there anything creoles have in common?
We take it up with linguist John McWhorter on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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John McWhorter: LECTURE ONE: ARE CREOLES NOTHING BUT HYBRIDS?
John McWhorter: LECTURE TWO: HAS IT BEEN SHOWN THAT CREOLIZATION DOESN’T YIELD A TYPE OF GRAMMAR?
John McWhorter: LESSON THREE: DOES GENERATIVE SYNTAX REFUTE CREOLE EXCEPTIONALIST CLAIMS?
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