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Talk the Talk: Numbers and the Making of Us (featuring Caleb Everett)

Tuesday 6th March

Talk the Talk: Numbers and the Making of Us (featuring Caleb Everett)

You might think numbers are straightforward, but don’t count on it.

Talk the Talk: Grammar Day

Wednesday 28th February

Talk the Talk: Grammar Day

Grammar Day is coming up. How do you feel about that?

Talk the Talk: International Mother Language Day (featuring Ingrid Piller)

Tuesday 20th February

Talk the Talk: International Mother Language Day (featuring Ingrid Piller)

How do we keep mother languages alive?

Talk the Talk: That’s Hot. That’s Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

Wednesday 14th February

Talk the Talk: That’s Hot. That’s Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

How does climate work its way into language?

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2017

Tuesday 6th February

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2017

Which words enriched our vocabularies, informed our conversations, and zeited our geist this year?

28th November 2017

Talk the Talk: Quick Shots 2: The Quickening

What will be our Word of the Week of the Year?

Talk the Talk: Sign Language Gloves (featuring Adam Schembri and William Bowe)

22nd November 2017

Talk the Talk: Sign Language Gloves (featuring Adam Schembri and William Bowe)

The sign language glove is an idea whose time has come! Or has it?

Talk the Talk: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

15th November 2017

Talk the Talk: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

Just how linguistic is neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP?

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

8th November 2017

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

Just how feasible is a pet translator?

Talk the Talk: Sexy Neural Net (featuring Janelle Shane)

31st October 2017

Talk the Talk: Sexy Neural Net (featuring Janelle Shane)

Are you stuck for what to go as for Halloween? AI to the rescue!

Talk the Talk: Genericide (live from Camp Doogs)

11th October 2017

Talk the Talk: Genericide (live from Camp Doogs)

When companies wish you wouldn’t use their trademark names.

Talk the Talk: Creoles 2 (featuring John McWhorter)

4th October 2017

Talk the Talk: Creoles 2 (featuring John McWhorter)

How do creole languages arise? A response to a new and controversial paper.

Talk the Talk: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

26th September 2017

Talk the Talk: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

A new paper is challenging our views on how creole languages start.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

21st September 2017

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

Another instalment of our ever-popular question show.