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Author @ the Library: Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca, with John McWhorter, an American academic and linguist who is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

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Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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This lecture, devoted to the form, structure, and development of Black English, explores its fundamentals and rich history, while carefully examining the cultural, educational, and political issues that have undermined recognition of this transformative, empowering dialect. 

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