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

Tuesday 21st May

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)

Tuesday 14th May

Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

What happens to language when newcomers move in?

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

Tuesday 7th May

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

This is your brain on gesture.

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

Friday 3rd May

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?

Talk the Talk: Familiolects

Tuesday 23rd April

Talk the Talk: Familiolects

Which words, phrases, and pronunciations are unique to your family?

Talk the Talk: False Friends

Tuesday 16th April

Talk the Talk: False Friends

They feel so right, but sound so wrong.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Mallets

Tuesday 2nd April

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Mallets

Again we tackle the questions that others dast not.

Talk the Talk: The F-Word (with Jesse Sheidlower)

Tuesday 26th March

Talk the Talk: The F-Word (with Jesse Sheidlower)

How this versatile word has changed.

Talk the Talk: The Bee Show (with Stephen Mann)

Tuesday 12th March

Talk the Talk: The Bee Show (with Stephen Mann)

Bees communicate with dance. But are they losing their groove?