Reading this felt like a review course, but maybe that isn’t always a bad thing.
I seem not to be tiring of books on linguistics. It may be because books like this are just so interesting that I don’t mind going over the same information over again.
Daniel Everett’s ‘How Language Began’ might as well be called ‘why Chomsky is wrong.’ It’s also a very compelling argument.
John McWhorter has a gift for making an understanding of language easy and accessible.
Few topics are as controversial as the state of AAVE in the USA.
John McWhorter knows what he is talking about, and in this volume he goes over much of what people not only do not understand about language, but what many so desperately need to learn about it.