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Have you picked up any new Iso Terms during the global pandemic?

Wednesday 13th May

Have you picked up any new Iso Terms during the global pandemic?

It’s definitely not news that Australians love turning everything into slang… even during a global pandemic. […]

Australia’s HIV Pandemic

Tuesday 24th March

Australia’s HIV Pandemic

In the midst of another pandemic, it is pertinent among certain field to re-examine outbreaks of […]

Universal Basic Income

Tuesday 25th February

Universal Basic Income

The idea of a universal basic income has been around for some time, but the concept […]

Talk the Talk: Words of the Week of the Year 2019

16th December 2019

Talk the Talk: Words of the Week of the Year 2019

We gathered, you voted.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Pronouns

4th December 2019

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Pronouns

Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners’ questions.

Talk the Talk: Lies, All Lies (with Georgina Heydon, Heather Wilson, and Amanda Hamilton-Hollaway)

27th November 2019

Talk the Talk: Lies, All Lies (with Georgina Heydon, Heather Wilson, and Amanda Hamilton-Hollaway)

Can you tell when someone is lying? You may think you have a sense about this, but the answers may surprise you.

Talk the Talk: The Language of Emotion (with Maïa Ponsonnet)

20th November 2019

Talk the Talk: The Language of Emotion (with Maïa Ponsonnet)

Language and culture are tightly bound. Or are they?

Talk the Talk: English Needs These Idioms (Live Q&A)

12th November 2019

Talk the Talk: English Needs These Idioms (Live Q&A)

Are cats scratching on your soul? Well, why not?

Talk the Talk: You Look Like a Thing (with Janelle Shane)

5th November 2019

Talk the Talk: You Look Like a Thing (with Janelle Shane)

Artificial intelligence will only ruin the world in ways we already have.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Welcome

29th October 2019

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Welcome

Why do we say “You’re welcome”? And more.

Talk the Talk: Decolonising the Archive (with Emma Murphy and Caroline Hughes)

22nd October 2019

Talk the Talk: Decolonising the Archive (with Emma Murphy and Caroline Hughes)

Linguists and community researchers are teaming up to bring language research to communities.

Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

15th October 2019

Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

What did the suspect really say? Justice may hang in the balance.

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

8th October 2019

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

Tough spelling words? We can help.

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

1st October 2019

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

Unique emoji usages — they’re grape.

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

18th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

“I did bugger all.” How did this phrase come to mean “nothing”?