Lexicon Valley

Language vs. Dialect

The difference between a language and a dialect is mostly meaningless and entirely political.

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If you’ve ever had curious thoughts and questions about the ways we speak, read, and write, Lexicon Valley is the show for you. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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The difference between a language and a dialect is mostly meaningless and entirely political. John McWhorter on language versus dialect.