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.
Wednesday 5th December
What happens to language on a remote island?
Tuesday 27th November
Metaphors are powerful. But what happens when you mix them?
Wednesday 21st November
Language could be influenced by non-linguistic things.
Tuesday 13th November
Language refuses to be tamed, and that is good.
Tuesday 6th November
Are those words related, borrowed, or just randomly alike? The answer could have historic significance.
Tuesday 30th October
Words so nice, you say them twice.
Tuesday 16th October
Some great questions in the Mailbag this time.
Wednesday 10th October
Using cognitive science to look at swearing‽ That would be… really great, thanks.
Tuesday 2nd October
Do you know where your data is?