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Old 09-08-2011, 02:24 AM
timboy timboy is offline
 
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Default Re: Science Saturday: Black Martian Linguists (John McWhorter & Joshua Knobe)

From his previous book I take it that McWhorter would argue that while the Norman invasion introduced a lot of new words into English, it didn't change the grammar much - and he believes that the weirdo grammar was already in place before 1066.
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