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Linguist John McWhorter says sign languages function in ways that no other languages do. But, he says, like all spoken languages, they also morph over time. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Linguist Considers 'What Language Is' — And Isn't

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Linguist John McWhorter Makes Case For Obama

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Hip Hop Bringing Political Change? Think Again

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John McWhorter: How Welfare Went Wrong

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