John McWhorter

Professor of linguistics, Western civilization and American studies, Columbia University

Grammarly Chief Linguist John McWhorter is an expert on the topic of conlang, and understands how grammar is essential in making fictional languages function like existing language that has evolved over time.

He is a Professor of Linguistics, Western Civilization and American Studies at Columbia University, Contributing Editor at The New Republic and columnist for the New York Daily News. His latest books include What Language Is and Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English. He has recorded three audiovisual sets on language for The Teaching Company and produces an occasional musical theater cabaret show, New Faces, at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City.

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