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Talk the Talk

Talk the Talk: Why Subject First?

Tuesday 4th April

Talk the Talk: Why Subject First?

Why do most languages put the subject of the sentence first?

Talk the Talk: The Emoji Code (featuring Vyvyan Evans)

Wednesday 29th March

Talk the Talk: The Emoji Code (featuring Vyvyan Evans)

Why does everyone ❤️ and ? emoji? Vyvyan Evans explains.

Talk the Talk: Contractions

Wednesday 22nd March

Talk the Talk: Contractions

Contractions. Ain’t they great?

Talk the Talk: Mailbag – Competitive Edition

Wednesday 15th March

Talk the Talk: Mailbag – Competitive Edition

We answer all your questions.

Talk the Talk: Like (featuring Alexandra D’Arcy)

Tuesday 7th March

Talk the Talk: Like (featuring Alexandra D’Arcy)

Do you, like, like LIKE? We do.

Talk the Talk: All About Accent

Tuesday 28th February

Talk the Talk: All About Accent

Are some accents sexier? And why do accents change when we sing?

Talk the Talk: English Only

Tuesday 21st February

Talk the Talk: English Only

What’s behind the English Only movement?

Talk the Talk: The Linguistic Listician (featuring Arika Okrent)

Tuesday 14th February

Talk the Talk: The Linguistic Listician (featuring Arika Okrent)

You won’t believe what it takes to make a good linguistic article! Listicles, or list articles, […]

Talk the Talk: Linguistic Activism (featuring Christine Mallinson)

Tuesday 7th February

Talk the Talk: Linguistic Activism (featuring Christine Mallinson)

What can you as a non-linguist do to help language and the people who use it?

Talk the Talk: Voice of the Apes

Tuesday 31st January

Talk the Talk: Voice of the Apes

New research says apes can make the same sounds we can. So why don’t they talk?

Talk the Talk: Sing Loud Sing Proud (featuring Jo Randell)

Tuesday 24th January

Talk the Talk: Sing Loud Sing Proud (featuring Jo Randell)

Choral music is giving a boost to the Noongar language of Western Australia.

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2016

Tuesday 17th January

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2016

Was 2016 a dumpster fire ??? Or was it just fire ??

Talk the Talk: Post-Truth

6th December 2016

Talk the Talk: Post-Truth

Do facts still matter in a Brexitrump world?

Talk the Talk: Mailbag Episode

15th November 2016

Talk the Talk: Mailbag Episode

You asked. We answer. A very special mailbag episode.

Talk the Talk: Dialect (featuring Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalioglu)

8th November 2016

Talk the Talk: Dialect (featuring Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalioglu)

Are dying languages worth saving?