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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: Koko

Tuesday 26th June

Talk the Talk: Koko

A look at Koko, the gorilla who was taught to sign.

Talk the Talk: Making Words for Miriwoong (featuring Knut Olawsky)

Tuesday 19th June

Talk the Talk: Making Words for Miriwoong (featuring Knut Olawsky)

How do you construct words for a living language?

Talk the Talk: Pokémonikers (featuring Stephanie Shih)

Tuesday 12th June

Talk the Talk: Pokémonikers (featuring Stephanie Shih)

Linguistics papers about Pokémon? Gotta catch ’em all!

Talk the Talk: She Writes Dictionaries (featuring Jane Solomon)

Tuesday 5th June

Talk the Talk: She Writes Dictionaries (featuring Jane Solomon)

Dictionaries don’t just write themselves, you know.

Talk the Talk: How We Talk (featuring Nick Enfield and Simeon Floyd)

Wednesday 30th May

Talk the Talk: How We Talk (featuring Nick Enfield and Simeon Floyd)

What is the meaning of um? We make hesitation noises and tiny pauses in conversation all […]

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Moisture

Tuesday 15th May

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Moisture

It’s another dive into the Mailbag.

Talk the Talk: Translanguaging (featuring Rhonda Oliver)

Tuesday 8th May

Talk the Talk: Translanguaging (featuring Rhonda Oliver)

How do we draw on students’ language experience?

Talk the Talk: Flip Yeah Taboo Avoidance

Tuesday 1st May

Talk the Talk: Flip Yeah Taboo Avoidance

Golly, darn, fetch, and shivers.