An Interview with APPLE Lecture Speaker Dr. John McWhorter

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Shan An
Ashley Beccia
Kelly Katherine Frantz
Carol Hoi Yee Lo


On May 9, 2022, the Studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (SALT) journal had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. John McWhorter, the invited speaker for the 2022 APPLE Lecture Series hosted by the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. McWhorter kindly took the time to speak about his work on language change, dialects, and language use. He also shared his career trajectory, tips for connecting with a wider audience, and advice for junior scholars.

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