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.
Tuesday 21st May
What’s the past tense of yeet? And much more.
Tuesday 14th May
What happens to language when newcomers move in?
Friday 3rd May
Imagine watching your language erode away. How would you help it to stay alive?
Tuesday 23rd April
Which words, phrases, and pronunciations are unique to your family?
Tuesday 2nd April
Again we tackle the questions that others dast not.
Tuesday 26th March
How this versatile word has changed.