Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Talking Back, Talking Black : Truths about America's Lingua Franca
McWhorter, a linguist, would like us all to feel more comfortable talking about Black English. But he wants to make sure we understand just what Black English is (a systematic and complex dialect) and what it isn't (standard English with mistakes). He explains tricky grammatical and linguistic concepts with humor and energy, making this a fun and informative read.