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352: Wait (with Sali Tagliamonte)

Tuesday 19th February / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

Wait — you mean people are doing something new in English? They sure are.

It's happening to the word wait, and it's been spotted by famed sociolinguist Dr Sali Tagliamonte of the University of Toronto. Do you start sentences with this word? What does it convey?

Dr Tagliamonte tells us about her new research into these discourse-pragmatic markers, and why they really do carry a lot of meaning. It's on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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