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Back to the Future

John McWhorter | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
John McWhorter

2013-02-27-tedprizepullProbably most children on earth grow up using a dialect or even a language at home different from the one textbooks are written in. In practice, this means that students are expected to learn in a context where they are also taught to avoid using the speech they find most natural.