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Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

4th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

Lots of languages. Itty-bitty living space. How come?

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

27th August 2019

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

Why are some languages more systematic than others? It could come down to community size.

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

30th July 2019

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

We’re opening up the Mailbag for another episode.

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

23rd July 2019

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

The rules are changing. Here’s the manual.

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

18th July 2019

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

These word parts are coming into their own.

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

9th July 2019

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

Times they named a thing the wrong thing.

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

25th June 2019

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

If you’re at a park in New York City, you may see someone at a table […]

Talk the Talk: Poetry

18th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Poetry

Poetry expresses the soul’s innermost. No wonder it’s kind of terrible.

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

11th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

How can we have linguistic discussions with grammar sticklers?

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

4th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

Some words were less restricted in bygone days of yore. Wait: yore? Bygone?

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

28th May 2019

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

Juxtapose. Obfuscate. And of course, absquatulate.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of R-R-R-R

21st May 2019

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of R-R-R-R

What’s the past tense of yeet? And much more.

Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

14th May 2019

Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

What happens to language when newcomers move in?

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

7th May 2019

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

This is your brain on gesture.

Talk the Talk: Helping My Language Live – Language Activism (with Margaret Florey)

3rd May 2019

Talk the Talk: Helping My Language Live – Language Activism (with Margaret Florey)

Imagine watching your language erode away. How would you help it to stay alive?