Mcwhorter, John H.

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MCWHORTER, John H. American. Genres: Language/Linguistics, Sociology. Career: University of California, Berkeley, CA, postdoctoral appointment in linguistics, 1993-94; Cornell University, assistant professor of linguistics, 1994-95; University of California, Berkeley, CA, associate professor of linguistics, 1995-. Associate editor of Language and member of the editorial board for Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages; guest appearances on public radio and television programs. Publications: LINGUISTICS: Towards a New Model of Creole Genesis, 1997; The Word on the Street: Fact and Fable about American English, 1998; (ed.) Language Change and Language Contact in Pidgins and Creoles, 2000; The Missing Spanish Creoles: Recovering the Birth of Plantation Contact Languages, 2000; Spreading the Word: Language and Dialect in America, 2000; The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, 2001. SOCIOLOGY: Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, 2000; Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority, 2002. Contributor of articles to journals and magazines. Address: University of California-Berkeley, Linguistics Department, 1203 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]