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McWhorter, John, The Power of Babel

Quote: Today’s “Dialect” is Tommorow’s “Language” Not only has one of many hitherto unranked dialects often been anointed the standard, but we even see dialects actively dismissed as “quaint vernaculars” at point A only to be enshrined as inherently noble vehicles of humans’ loftiest thoughts at point B, with nothing but a decisive geographical shift at the root of the […]

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