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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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Friday 17th August

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Tuesday 7th August

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Talk the Talk: Social (featuring Ketan Joshi, live at the Disrupted Festival 2018)

Tuesday 31st July

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The Talk the Talk team is live at the Disrupted Festival with Ketan Joshi.

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Tuesday 26th June

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A look at Koko, the gorilla who was taught to sign.

Talk the Talk: Making Words for Miriwoong (featuring Knut Olawsky)

Tuesday 19th June

Talk the Talk: Making Words for Miriwoong (featuring Knut Olawsky)

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Talk the Talk: Pokémonikers (featuring Stephanie Shih)

Tuesday 12th June

Talk the Talk: Pokémonikers (featuring Stephanie Shih)

Linguistics papers about Pokémon? Gotta catch ’em all!

Talk the Talk: She Writes Dictionaries (featuring Jane Solomon)

Tuesday 5th June

Talk the Talk: She Writes Dictionaries (featuring Jane Solomon)

Dictionaries don’t just write themselves, you know.

Talk the Talk: How We Talk (featuring Nick Enfield and Simeon Floyd)

Wednesday 30th May

Talk the Talk: How We Talk (featuring Nick Enfield and Simeon Floyd)

What is the meaning of um? We make hesitation noises and tiny pauses in conversation all […]