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Talk the Talk: The Language of Emotion (with Maïa Ponsonnet)

Wednesday 20th November / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

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Language and culture are tightly bound. Or are they?

Many speakers of the Australian language Dalabon are shifting to Kriol. But the two languages function in very different ways. Will speakers be able to translate relevant concepts over, despite linguistic differences?

We're talking to Dr Maïa Ponsonnet 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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