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 12th March
Bees communicate with dance. But are they losing their groove?
Wednesday 6th March
What’s happening when you blank on a word?
Wednesday 27th February
Some smart questions from our mailbag.
Tuesday 19th February
Wait — you mean people are doing something new in English? They sure are.
Tuesday 12th February
What would a perfect alphabet look like?
Wednesday 6th February
Fiddler is heading to Broadway! We talk to the creative team.
5th December 2018
What happens to language on a remote island?
27th November 2018
Metaphors are powerful. But what happens when you mix them?