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Talk the Talk: Microcosm (featuring Rachel Hendry)

Wednesday 5th December

Talk the Talk: Microcosm (featuring Rachel Hendry)

What happens to language on a remote island?

Talk the Talk: Not Rocket Surgery (featuring Kari Sullivan and William Black)

Tuesday 27th November

Talk the Talk: Not Rocket Surgery (featuring Kari Sullivan and William Black)

Metaphors are powerful. But what happens when you mix them?

Talk the Talk: What Works (featuring Dan Dediu)

Wednesday 21st November

Talk the Talk: What Works (featuring Dan Dediu)

Language could be influenced by non-linguistic things.

Talk the Talk: Talk on the Wild Side (featuring Lane Greene)

Tuesday 13th November

Talk the Talk: Talk on the Wild Side (featuring Lane Greene)

Language refuses to be tamed, and that is good.

Talk the Talk: Coincidences and Surprising Connections (featuring Bethwyn Evans)

Tuesday 6th November

Talk the Talk: Coincidences and Surprising Connections (featuring Bethwyn Evans)

Are those words related, borrowed, or just randomly alike? The answer could have historic significance.

Talk the Talk: Moon Moons and Reduplication Reduplication

Tuesday 30th October

Talk the Talk: Moon Moons and Reduplication Reduplication

Words so nice, you say them twice.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Vague

Tuesday 16th October

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Vague

Some great questions in the Mailbag this time.

Talk the Talk: What the F (featuring Benjamin Bergen)

Wednesday 10th October

Talk the Talk: What the F (featuring Benjamin Bergen)

Using cognitive science to look at swearing‽ That would be… really great, thanks.

Talk the Talk: How English Could Be Way Cooler

Friday 28th September

Talk the Talk: How English Could Be Way Cooler

Other languages have good ideas, too.

Talk the Talk: Signed Languages

Tuesday 18th September

Talk the Talk: Signed Languages

It’s International Day of Signed Languages, and we’re celebrating!

Talk the Talk: Getting the Bias out of Data (featuring Rob Speer and Kai-Wei Chang)

Wednesday 12th September

Talk the Talk: Getting the Bias out of Data (featuring Rob Speer and Kai-Wei Chang)

Big data has the same biases we do. So how do we fix it?

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

Wednesday 5th September

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

Family terms, once removed.

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

Tuesday 28th August

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

Understanding language is harder than we make it look.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

Tuesday 21st August

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

It’s time once again to dig into our overflowing mailbag.