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Trump and the Future of English

The President’s language usage reflects less how we will use language than ways that we actually already do.

Appeared in: Volume 13, Number 6 | Published on: April 23, 2018
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy, American Studies, and music history at Columbia University. His most recent book is Talking Back, Talking Black (Bellevue Literary Press, 2017).
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