John McWhorter

“Prescriptive grammar has spread linguistic insecurity like a plague among English speakers for centuries, numbs us to the aesthetic richness of non-standard speech, and distracts us from attending to genuine issues of linguistic style in writing.”


John McWhorter, Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of "Pure" Standard English
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Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of "Pure" Standard English Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of "Pure" Standard English by John McWhorter
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