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Daniel Midgley is the resident linguist of RTRfm, so he’s the go-to guy when people ask “Is go-to a word?” He teaches linguistics at Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia. He likes language history, language technology, and making up plausible words in Scrabble. He can beat anyone in Letterpress.

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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)

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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

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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)

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

15th November 2017

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

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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)

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