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4 reasons to learn a new language - John McWhorter

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English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

Approximately how many languages are spoken world-wide? By the end of the century how will that number change?

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