By Diane Talbot
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book and thought the author had a good argument for his ideas regarding how Celtic languages have influenced English grammar. It made sense to me. However, I do not know enough about the arguments on the other side. McWhorter is arguing against what he seems to think is the prevailing view that the Celtic languages had little impact on English. I would love any references to that point of view if anyone knows of a good resource.
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