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Choose and listen to any three episodes of the Lexicon Valley (Links to an external site.) podcast and write a short reflection essay.
The podcast is hosted by John McWhorter (Links to an external site.), a linguist at Columbia who’s a really interesting thinker about language. Scroll through the list and pick any three that seem interesting to you.
After listening to the podcasts, write a mini-reflection of 300 – 400 words. Your reflection should focus on the interesting things you learned while listening. I’d also like you to explore how McWhorter’s insights relate — or don’t relate — to the language you encounter in your everyday life.