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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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28th November 2017

Talk the Talk: Quick Shots 2: The Quickening

What will be our Word of the Week of the Year?

Talk the Talk: Sign Language Gloves (featuring Adam Schembri and William Bowe)

22nd November 2017

Talk the Talk: Sign Language Gloves (featuring Adam Schembri and William Bowe)

The sign language glove is an idea whose time has come! Or has it?

Talk the Talk: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

15th November 2017

Talk the Talk: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

Just how linguistic is neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP?

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

8th November 2017

Talk the Talk: Pet Translator

Just how feasible is a pet translator?

Talk the Talk: Sexy Neural Net (featuring Janelle Shane)

31st October 2017

Talk the Talk: Sexy Neural Net (featuring Janelle Shane)

Are you stuck for what to go as for Halloween? AI to the rescue!

Talk the Talk: Genericide (live from Camp Doogs)

11th October 2017

Talk the Talk: Genericide (live from Camp Doogs)

When companies wish you wouldn’t use their trademark names.

Talk the Talk: Creoles 2 (featuring John McWhorter)

4th October 2017

Talk the Talk: Creoles 2 (featuring John McWhorter)

How do creole languages arise? A response to a new and controversial paper.

Talk the Talk: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

26th September 2017

Talk the Talk: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

A new paper is challenging our views on how creole languages start.