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Degradation of Language & Music

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Degradation of Language & Music

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In his latest dispatch from the front lines of American culture, John McWhorter reports that the glory of the English language has been lost as speech surrenders to talk. Join host Neal Conan to talk about "the degradation of language and music and why we should, like, care."

Guest:
John McWhorter
*Author most recently of Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care (Gotham Books 2003)
*Associate Professor of Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley
*Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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