Point/CounterPoint 2024: The People’s Tongue

In a time of abysmal polarization in America and the world, when even finding a common language seems elusive at times, the need to engage in discussions across the ideological divide is crucial. The words we use are weapons and expressions of deeply rooted discontent. This virtual lecture series examines our current crossroads, both nationally and globally, from the perspectives of opinion writers, poets, activists, linguists and historians.

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Point/CounterPoint: John McWhorter

March 1, 2024

For the first event in this year’s Point/CounterPoint series: The People's Tongue. This is the first in a series of public conversations with Professor Ilan Stavans and guest speakers reflecting on the changing nature of our language.