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Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

Tuesday 30th July / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

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We're opening up the Mailbag for another episode.

Are sneezes written the same way everywhere?
Do all languages have rhyming name games?
Can all languages do all the things?
Why does "this and that" sound normal, but "that and this" sounds weird?
Why are people saying "process-eez"?
And what's with "yeah nah"?

All these and more on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Talk the Talk is RTRFM’s weekly show about linguistics, the science of language.

Linguists Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård and smart person Ben Ainslie tackle language change, language tech, new words, society, minority languages, language and the mind, and much more.

Daniel teaches linguistics at the University of Western Australia. Hedvig is a linguist at ANU studying Pacific languages. Ben teaches media studies to the next generation of Western Australia’s secondary school students. Together, they look at language in all its variety and splendour while listening to some great tunes.


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