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Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

Tuesday 25th June / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

If you're at a park in New York City, you may see someone at a table offering free grammar advice.

That person is writer Ellen Jovin, and people come to her Grammar Table for tips on usage, punctuation, and life in general. What motivates her to do this? What questions does she get? And how does the team stack up to her knowledge?

Ellen joins us 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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