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John McWhorter, associate professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of The Word on the Street. He lives in Oakland, California.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial; Softcover Edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006052085X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060520854
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.31 x 0.79 x 8 inches
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