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Talk the Talk: Not So Arbitrary

Tuesday 6th October / presented by Kylie Sturgess Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

Why do words appear the way they do?

Why aren’t words the same in every language?

Sometimes it doesn’t seem to make any sense. But new research shows that maybe language is not as arbitrary as it seems.

Linguist Daniel Midgley makes sense of the chaos on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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