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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: Language Face to Face (featuring Rachel Romeo)

Tuesday 17th April

Talk the Talk: Language Face to Face (featuring Rachel Romeo)

Back-and-forths beat sheer word volume for child language learning. Why?

Talk the Talk: World Voice Day (featuring Thila Raja)

Wednesday 11th April

Talk the Talk: World Voice Day (featuring Thila Raja)

Are you looking after your larynx?

Talk the Talk: The Prodigal Tongue (featuring Lynne Murphy)

Tuesday 3rd April

Talk the Talk: The Prodigal Tongue (featuring Lynne Murphy)

We’ll bet you can’t tell your Britishisms from your Americanisms.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Awesome

Tuesday 20th March

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Awesome

We take all your questions.

Talk the Talk: With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility (featuring Seán Roberts)

Tuesday 13th March

Talk the Talk: With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility (featuring Seán Roberts)

That study about language looks interesting. Can you trust the results?

Talk the Talk: Numbers and the Making of Us (featuring Caleb Everett)

Tuesday 6th March

Talk the Talk: Numbers and the Making of Us (featuring Caleb Everett)

You might think numbers are straightforward, but don’t count on it.

Talk the Talk: Grammar Day

Wednesday 28th February

Talk the Talk: Grammar Day

Grammar Day is coming up. How do you feel about that?

Talk the Talk: International Mother Language Day (featuring Ingrid Piller)

Tuesday 20th February

Talk the Talk: International Mother Language Day (featuring Ingrid Piller)

How do we keep mother languages alive?

Talk the Talk: That’s Hot. That’s Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

Wednesday 14th February

Talk the Talk: That’s Hot. That’s Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

How does climate work its way into language?