I’m studying for my Linguistics class and need an explanation.
In 150-300 words, explain how John McWhorter debunks ‘the myth of Standard English’. How does he construct his argument around the analogy of the ‘lava lamp’ and the ‘four levels of language mixture’? Be sure to look at the rubric to remind yourself of the grading parameters. Show that you have worked with the material in this unit by using examples from the text effectively.
Word on the street: Debunking the Myth of “pure” standard english by John Mcwhorter 4th edition