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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.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

Thursday 21st September

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

Another instalment of our ever-popular question show.

Talk the Talk: Is Grammar Elitist?

Thursday 14th September

Talk the Talk: Is Grammar Elitist?

Grammar holds language together, but what about grammar snobbishness?

Talk the Talk: Men Splain Things to Me (featuring Lara B. Sharp)

Tuesday 5th September

Talk the Talk: Men Splain Things to Me (featuring Lara B. Sharp)

Hear the ‘splain. Feel the pain.

Talk the Talk: West African Pidgin English

Tuesday 29th August

Talk the Talk: West African Pidgin English

West African Pidgin English bursts onto the world stage.

Talk the Talk: Let’s Hear It for the Speechies (featuring Jamaica Grantis)

Thursday 24th August

Talk the Talk: Let’s Hear It for the Speechies (featuring Jamaica Grantis)

Speech pathology is as much about access as it is about accent.

Talk the Talk: Geophonetics, Part 3 (featuring Caleb Everett)

Wednesday 9th August

Talk the Talk: Geophonetics, Part 3 (featuring Caleb Everett)

Does ambient humidity exert a subtle influence on language sounds over time?

Talk the Talk: Yawuru (featuring Dalisa Pigram) [live at the Disrupted Festival]

Thursday 3rd August

Talk the Talk: Yawuru (featuring Dalisa Pigram) [live at the Disrupted Festival]

A courageous teacher is bringing the Yawuru language to a new generation.

Talk the Talk: Trademarks and Slurs (featuring Simon Tam)

Wednesday 26th July

Talk the Talk: Trademarks and Slurs (featuring Simon Tam)

How do we distinguish between reclamation and vilification?

Wednesday 21st June

Talk the Talk: A Computer Walks into a Bar

Can computers do funny?

Wednesday 14th June

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Destiny

We’ve got mail! Lots of it.

Tuesday 6th June

Talk the Talk: Covfefe

When covfefe happens, you do covfefe.

Tuesday 30th May

Talk the Talk: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1)

What influence does language have over our thoughts?