Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 June 2007

304 Pages | 11 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195309805

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Language Interrupted

Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

John McWhorter

In Language Interrupted , linguist John McWhorter agrees that all languages are complex, but questions whether or not they are all equally complex. The topic of complexity has become a hot issue in recent years, particularly in creole studies, historical linguistics, and language contact.


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