Lecture: The Language Hoax

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Date/Time:Thursday, 05 Mar 2015 at 7:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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"Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language" - John McWhorter, Columbia University, is the author of numerous books on how language shapes the way we think. Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics

In his new book, The Language Hoax, McWhorter challenges the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, arguing that language reflects culture and worldview, not the other way around.