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John McWhorter

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

<a href="http://www.grammarly.com/" target="_hplink">Grammarly</a> Chief Linguist John McWhorter is an expert on the topic of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5mZ0R3h8m0&amp;sns=em" target="_hplink">conlang</a>, and understands how grammar is essential in making fictional languages function like existing language that has evolved over time. <br /> <br /> He is a Professor of Linguistics, Western Civilization and American Studies at Columbia University, Contributing Editor at <em>The New Republic</em> and columnist for the <em>New York Daily News</em>. His latest books include What Language Is and<em> Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English</em>. He has recorded three audiovisual sets on language for The Teaching Company and produces an occasional musical theater cabaret show, <em>New Faces</em>, at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City.

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