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Talk the Talk: The Language Hoax (featuring John McWhorter)

Tuesday 10th June / presented by Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

Does the world look different if you speak a different language?

Can we tell what someone’s culture is like, just from the structure of their syntax?

For linguists, the answers are no. And no. Dr. John McWhorter is the author of “The Language Hoax”, and he tells Daniel and Ben why the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is the most popular bad idea in linguistics on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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