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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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Tuesday 28th November

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)

Wednesday 22nd November

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?

Wednesday 15th November

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

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

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

Wednesday 8th November

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

Just how feasible is a pet translator?

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

Tuesday 31st October

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: Deception Detection (featuring Victoria Rubin, Sarah Cornwell, and Sophie Richard)

Wednesday 25th October

Talk the Talk: Deception Detection (featuring Victoria Rubin, Sarah Cornwell, and Sophie Richard)

Can you spot deception better than a computer?

Talk the Talk: Genericide (live from Camp Doogs)

Wednesday 11th October

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)

Wednesday 4th October

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)

Tuesday 26th September

Talk the Talk: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

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