Talk the Talk

Talk the Talk

314: International Mother Language Day (featuring Ingrid Piller)

How do we keep mother languages alive? Governments, organisations, and the public are starting to recognise the...

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313: That's Hot. That's Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

Boiling with rage. A warm embrace. A cool time in a hot town. How do we think about heat and cold, and how does this...

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313: That's Hot. That's Cool. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

Boiling with rage. A warm embrace. A cool time in a hot town. How do we think about heat and cold, and how does this...

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313: That's Cool. That's Hot. (featuring Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm)

Boiling with rage. A warm embrace. A cool time in a hot town. How do we think about heat and cold, and how does this...

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312: Words of the Year 2017 (featuring Grant Barrett)

It's Word of the Year season again, and Daniel was repping Talk the Talk at the year's biggest vote. But controversy...

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312: Words of the Year 2017 (featuring Grant Barrett)

It's Word of the Year season again, and Daniel was repping Talk the Talk at the year's biggest vote. But controversy...

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311: Quick Shots 2: The Quickening

This week, we're looking back at the year that was. What were our favourite shows? What does it mean if someone...

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310: Sign Language Gloves (featuring Adam Schembri and William Bowe)

The sign language glove is an idea whose time has come! Or has it? Could this tech tool be helpful for Deaf people?...

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309: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

How linguistic is neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP? Some people think it can help you win friends and influence...

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308: Pet Translator

Just how feasible is a pet translator? A report from a futurologist is claiming that we're only ten years away from...

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307: Sexy Neural Net (featuring Janelle Shane)

Are you stuck for what to go as for Halloween? AI to the rescue! A computer scientist is using neural networks to...

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306: Deception Detection (featuring Victoria Rubin, Sarah Cornwell, and Sophie Richard)

Sometimes it can be hard to tell the real news from the fake news. But language researchers are building tools that...

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305: Updating Shakespeare (featuring the artists of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

Time to check in on Shakespeare. Away from the glare of the footlights, the Play On! project is underway to translate...

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304: Genericide (live at Camp Doogs)

Some big corporations are paying big money to make sure you don't use their names. Usually they love it if their...

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303: Creoles 2 (featuring John McWhorter, Knut Olawsky, & Ji-Soo Kweon)

We're continuing our discussion of a controversial paper about how new languages get started. When you start talking...

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302: Creoles 1 (featuring Damian Blasi)

How do creole languages arise? A controversial new paper is rocking the linguistic world. Are creole languages...

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301: Mailbag of Wonder

We're taking your questions on this episode. What's happening with tildes and Facebook? Can you have a big huge...

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300: Is Grammar Elitist?

Does grammar matter? On one side: the language sticklers, who hold that good grammar is a necessity for...

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299: Men Splain Things to Me (featuring Lara B. Sharp)

Do you get mansplained? Many women will know the pain of the 'splain, but few have documented an extended mansplain...

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298: West African Pidgin English

We're listening to West African Pidgin English. Millions of people speak it, but now it's getting a big boost from...

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