Episode 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 ‘deserves a pineapple’? And what will be the Word of the Week of the Year?

Daniel and Kylie are live in the studio for this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Seven seriously silly Swedish sayings
https://www.thelocal.se/20151125/seven-seriously-silly-swedish-sayings

Language Log: Woo
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=35523

Holly tries it out
https://www.facebook.com/rtrfmtalkthetalk/posts/1985897721437010?comment_id=1987017591325023&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D

Victoria boy’s new word, ‘levidrome,’ on its way to Oxford Dictionary
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-boy-s-new-word-levidrome-on-its-way-to-oxford-dictionary-1.23102948

Oxford Dictionaries sends video message to B.C. boy who invented ‘levidrome’
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/oxford-dictionaries-sends-video-message-to-b-c-boy-who-invented-levidrome-1.3692996

ABC hosts lose it over Bob Katter’s bizarre marriage rant
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/abc-hosts-lose-it-over-bob-katters-bizarre-marriage-rant/news-story/ab0840f6d8f7a6c41bf1ff12ba4f9a5f

What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Let one thousand flowers bloom’?
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/226950.html

Fake news is ‘very real’ word of the year for 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/02/fake-news-is-very-real-word-of-the-year-for-2017

Our 2017 Word of the Year Is Complicit.
http://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-year-2017/

Ivanka Trump interview: “If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good … then I’m complicit”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ivanka-trump-interview-what-it-means-to-be-complicit/

The final count


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Episode 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? Or it is just so much hand-waving? Not everyone in the world of singed language is wild about this invention. But why not?

We’ll find out on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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One of world’s most prominent Scrabble players banned temporarily for cheating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/14/one-of-worlds-most-prominent-scrabble-players-banned-temporarily-cheating/

U.S. toymaker Hasbro makes new approach to buy Mattel: source
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mattel-m-a-hasbro/u-s-toymaker-hasbro-makes-new-approach-to-buy-mattel-source-idUSKBN1DA2WV

Achcha! Indian English in Oxford Dictionaries
https://blog.oxfohttps://twitter.com/OxfordWords/status/930752254730149888rddictionaries.com/2017/10/05/indian-english-oxford-dictionaries/

Hindi Word of the Year 2017
https://hi.oxforddictionaries.com/hindi-word-of-the-year

Oxford Introduces First-Ever Hindi Word of the Year
https://www.thequint.com/news/education/oxford-introduces-hindi-word-of-the-year

70 Indian Words Make It To Oxford Dictionary This Year. Here’s A Comprehensive List
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/as-70-indian-words-make-it-to-oxford-dictionary-heres-how-it-chooses-its-words/#.46gqt9h15

Automatic sign language translators turn signing into text
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2133451-automatic-sign-language-translators-turn-signing-into-text/

Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/11/why-sign-language-gloves-dont-help-deaf-people/545441/

Same-sex marriage survey: 61.6 yes, 38.4 no
https://www.pollbludger.net/2017/11/15/sex-marriage-survey-61-6-yes-38-4-no/


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Episode 309: How Linguistic Is Neuro-linguistic Programming?

Just how linguistic is neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP?

Some people think it can help you win friends and influence people. And a lot of people are making a lot of money from it. But what about its language claims?

Daniel and Kylie are taking a skeptical look on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/09/baise-moi-canada-decides-that-the-french-f-word-is-not-taboo-for-listeners-ears

Written Inuktitut to be standardized across Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/written-inuktitut-standardized-1.4391689

Macrolanguage vs. Dialect
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/blogs/thinking/2008/04/macrolanguage-vs-dialect.html

Omniglot: Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
https://www.omniglot.com/writing/inuktitut.htm

About Inuktitut
http://www.tusaalanga.ca/book/export/html/2203

Kenn Harper: Inuit Writing Systems in Nunavut: Issues and Challenges (PDF)
http://ipssas.ku.dk/publications/publindex2003/08_Harper.pdf

Skeptic’s Dictionary: neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
http://skepdic.com/neurolin.html

Skeptoid: NLP: Neuro-linguistic Programming
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4155

The truth about lying: it’s the hands that betray you, not the eyes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-truth-about-lying-its-the-hands-that-betray-you-not-the-eyes-7936522.html

When people think they move their eyes
https://nlp-now.co.uk/nlp-eye-movement-clues/

NLP Mirroring and Matching Techniques
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nlp-mirroring-matching-techniques-dr-lisa-christiansen/

NLP Technique: Mirroring
http://www.nlp-secrets.com/nlp-technique-mirroring.php

The Chameleon Effect as Social Glue: Evidence for the Evolutionary Significance of Nonconscious Mimicry
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1025389814290?LI=true

Chartrand and Bargh (1999): The Chameleon Effect: The Perception-Behavior Link and Social Interaction (PDF)
https://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~tlc10/bio/TLC_articles/1999/Chartrand_Bargh_1999.pdf

Covert Hypnotic Seduction and NLP Language Examples
http://www.thenlpcompany.com/hypnotic-seduction/

NLP “discredited”
Google Books link

The Truth About the NLP Wikipedia Page
https://inlpcenter.org/nlp-wikipedia-page/

Asked “What Race Is Islam?” Lawmaker Replies, “What Race Is Dickhead?”
http://www.newsweek.com/racist-white-supremacist-australia-politician-calls-dickhead-708570

“What Race Is Islam?” Racist Asks. “What Race Is Dickhead?” Australian Lawmaker Replies.
https://theintercept.com/2017/11/09/race-islam-racist-asks-race-dickhead-australian-lawmaker-replies/

Christmas creep
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/buzzword/entries/Christmas-creep.html

Wedge: A Bucket Full Of Miracles
Google Books link

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Episode 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 having deep and meaningfuls with our puppers and kittehs. But there might be some technical hurdles — including the possibility that there’s nothing going on to translate.

Daniel, Kylie, and Ben think it over on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Court rules request for ‘lawyer dog’ too ‘ambiguous’
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/357817-court-rules-request-for-lawyer-dog-too-ambiguous

How the English language has evolved like a living creature
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/how-english-language-has-evolved-living-creature

Resistance to changes in grammar is futile, say researchers
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/01/resistance-to-changes-in-grammar-is-futile-say-researchers

Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/22/hear-boy-pet-translators-will-be-on-sale-soon-amazon-says

The Catterbox collar will translate your cat’s meows into human speech
https://www.indy100.com/article/the-catterbox-collar-will-translate-your-cats-meows-into-human-speech–bkxNx34yZMb

Scientists Document Wild Birds ‘Talking’ With Humans For The First Time
http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-document-wild-birds-communicating-with-african-tribespeople-to-help-them-find-honey

Elephant translator turns human language into pachyderm-talk
https://www.cnet.com/au/news/elephant-translator-hello-in-elephant-david-sheldrick-wildlife-trust/

Heinz pits tomato sauce against ketchup in a new challenge
https://mumbrella.com.au/heinz-pits-sauce-ketchup-new-challenge-471214

What’s the Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/29649/whats-difference-between-ketchup-and-catsup

Condiment shake-up as Heinz plays ketchup
http://www.news.com.au/finance/condiment-shake-up-as-heinz-plays-ketchup/news-story/a24532be3e963785de90eca5755e0d45


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Episode 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 invent Halloween costumes. Do you think you could pull off Punk Tree? Or perhaps Lady Garbage is more your style. So what are neural nets, and what is this deep learning that everyone is talking about? And what other names could AIs invent?

We’re talking with the creator Janelle Shane on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Kazakhstan to change from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
http://www.dw.com/en/kazakhstan-to-change-from-cyrillic-to-latin-alphabet/a-41147396

Switchover to Latin-based script crucial for Kazakhstan – linguists
http://www.inform.kz/en/switchover-to-latin-based-script-crucial-for-kazakhstan-linguists_a3079380

Nazarbaev Signs Decree On Kazakh Language Switch To Latin-Based Alphabet
https://www.rferl.org/a/nazarbaev-signs-language-decree-latin-cyrillic/28819174.html

A neural network designs Halloween costumes
http://aiweirdness.com/post/166814009412/a-neural-network-designs-halloween-costumes

GitHub: halloween-costume-dataset/costumes
https://github.com/janelleshane/halloween-costume-dataset/blob/master/costumes

Deep learning and neural networks
https://theconversation.com/deep-learning-and-neural-networks-77259

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/an-ai-invented-a-bunch-of-new-paint-colors-that-are-hilariously-wrong/

Daddy’s Car

AI Makes Pop Music
http://www.flow-machines.com/ai-makes-pop-music/

Dual citizenship: Which politicians still have questions to answer in this constitutional mess?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-19/whos-next-in-the-dual-citizenship-mess/8819510

Malcolm Turnbull needs to admit he got MP citizenship crisis spectacularly wrong
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/malcolm-turnbull-needs-to-admit-he-got-mp-citizenship-crisis-spectacularly-wrong-20171029-gzaegv.html

Online Etymology Dictionary: bombshell
https://www.etymonline.com/word/bombshell

The Grammarphobia Blog: Bombshells, blonde & otherwise
https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2016/06/bombshell.html

Online Etymology Dictionary: debacle
https://www.etymonline.com/word/debacle

Octopuses are slithering out of the water onto beaches in Wales, and locals say they have ‘never seen anything like it’
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/curled-horned-octopus-coming-ashore-wales-2017-10


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Episode 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 can detect deception online. And they’re working on detecting satire. Can their system spot the fakes better than you can?

Daniel, Ben, and Kylie are getting real on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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The Lie Detector
https://slideblast.com/the-lie-detector-explorations-in-the-automatic-recognition-of-_5979de8d1723dda5619e8cf1.html

Gender neutral version of French sparks backlash
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gender-neutral-version-french-language-backlash-gibberish-a7987896.html

Separating fact from fiction using a ‘fake news’ algorithm
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-fact-fiction-fake-news-algorithm.html

Rubin: On Deception and Deception Detection: Content Analysis of Computer-Mediated Stated Beliefs (PDF, paywall)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/meet.14504701124/asset/14504701124_ftp.pdf

Satire Detector
http://satiredetector.fims.uwo.ca/cgi-bin/pipeline.cgi

Literally Unbelievable
http://literallyunbelievable.org

Apple Unveils Sleek New Tax Haven
http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/04/09/apple-unveils-sleek-new-tax-haven/

Rubin et al.: Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News (PDF)
http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W16-0802

What is the #MeToo campaign?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-16/what-is-the-metoo-campaign/9055926

After More Than 500K Women Tweeted #MeToo, Men Are Responding With 4 Words
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-i-will-change-men-sexual-assault/

I’m Ready to Say ‘Me Too’—Now Men Need to Say ‘I’m Sorry’
https://www.glamour.com/story/im-ready-to-say-me-too-now-men-need-to-say-im-sorry

An activist, a little girl and the heartbreaking origin of ‘Me too’
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/17/us/me-too-tarana-burke-origin-trnd/index.html

Rochester Launches New Inquiry Into Harassment Accusations
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/nyregion/rochester-professor-florian-jaeger-sexual-harassment.html?_r=0

Professor accused of sexual harassment plunges university into scandal
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/professor-accused-of-sexual-harassment-plunges-university-into-scandal/news-story/3b58cb65bff81c74b729759171f0b306

Scientists to begin sending messages to aliens, despite warnings that it could trigger Earth’s destruction
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/alien-messages-meti-stephen-hawking-messaging-extraterrestrial-intelligence-a7497741.html

Wikipedia: Arecibo message
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message


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Episode 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 all the Bard’s works into Present-Day English. How is it progressing? What’s staying, and what’s going?

We’re talking to Amelia Roper, Kate McConnell, Yvette Nolan, Migdalia Cruz, Ishia Bennison, and Taylor Bailey of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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NSW introduces nation’s first laws to recognise and revive Indigenous languages
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/nsw-passes-unprecedented-laws-to-revive-indigenous-languages/9039746

NSW introduces Australia’s first law to recognise and revive Aboriginal languages
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/97860885/nsw-introduces-australias-first-law-to-recognise-and-revive-aboriginal-languages

Aboriginal Languages Bill 2017 (PDF)
http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/pdfs/languages-consultations/Draft-Aboriginal-Languages-Bill.pdf

Recognising and protecting NSW Aboriginal languages
http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/recognising-and-protecting-nsw-aboriginal-languages

Indigenous Language Bill passed by NSW senate
http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4984432/new-bill-is-a-big-step-forward/

The ‘myth’ of language history: Languages do not share a single history
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-myth-language-history-languages.html

Greenhill et al.: Evolutionary dynamics of language systems
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/02/1700388114.full

Translating Shakespeare: The Play on! Project
https://www.osfashland.org/prologue/prologue-spring-2017/prologue-spring-17-play-on.aspx

Breadcrumbing, Stashing, and Other Internet Dating Slang I Wish You Didn’t Need to Know
https://www.self.com/story/internet-dating-slang

Haunting is the new ghosting is the new…you know what? We gotta stop this.
http://mashable.com/2017/04/20/haunting-dating-ghosting/

‘Cushioning’ is the new dating trend you have to worry about
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/cushioning-new-dating-trend-worry/

‘Stashing’ is the newest way to get screwed over in love
http://mashable.com/2017/08/21/stashing-dating-slang/

“Benching” Is the Cruel New Dating Trend That’s Even Worse Than Ghosting
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/benching-dating-trend-ghosting

The internet baes who ‘breadcrumb’ you and never meet you in person
http://mashable.com/2017/01/25/online-dating-breadcrumbing/


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Episode 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 trademark name is well-known. But if it becomes so well-known that the name becomes generic, the company can lose the right to its own trademark.

Daniel, Ben, and Kylie are coming at you from Camp Doogs with a live episode of Talk the Talk.


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Faroe Islands Translate
https://www.faroeislandstranslate.com/#!/

Faroe Islands creates its version of Google Translate after tech giant snub
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/10/06/faroe-islands-creates-its-version-google-translate-after-tech-giant-snub

Religious affiliation impacts language use on Facebook
https://phys.org/news/2017-08-religious-affiliation-impacts-language-facebook.html

Why Christians are More Positive on Facebook
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/dblackman/why-christians-are-more-positive-on-facebook

Strewth! Scrabble gets a makeover Down Under as Australia gets first slang edition
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/14/strewth-scrabble-gets-makeover-australia-gets-first-slang-edition/

Fair-dinkum true blue words hit new Aussie version of Scrabble
http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/fairdinkum-true-blue-words-hit-new-aussie-version-of-scrabble/news-story/b57b046abbac9b9ff277fc86adfa91b8

‘Genericide’: When brands get too big
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/genericide-when-brands-get-too-big-2295428.html

15 Product Trademarks That Have Become Victims Of Genericization
https://consumerist.com/2014/07/19/15-product-trademarks-that-have-become-victims-of-genericization/

Velcro’s video implores consumers to say ‘hook and loop’
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/the-associated-press-velcros-video-implores-consumers-to-say-hook-and-loop.html

Don’t Say VELCRO®
https://www.velcro.com/about-us/dontsayvelcro/

‘Kleenex Is a Registered Trademark’ (and Other Desperate Appeals)
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/kleenex-is-a-registered-trademark-and-other-appeals-to-journalists/380733/

Adobe says stop using ‘Photoshop’ as a generic term
https://www.slashgear.com/adobe-says-stop-using-photoshop-as-a-generic-term-26399495/

Check out this list from Adobe of things you’re not supposed to say, especially number 13.
https://www.adobe.com/legal/permissions/trademarks.html

Spam-maker loses bid to trademark ‘spam’
http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/spammaker-wants-us-to-stop-calling-pesky-emails-spam/2006/10/12/1160246238013.html

Can You Trademark the Phrase “Let’s Roll”?
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2002/02/can_you_trademark_the_phrase_lets_roll.html

Australian government: Common and prohibited signs
https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/trade-marks/applying-for-a-trade-mark/decide-if-you-have-trade-mark/common-and-prohibited-signs

Trademark Erosion: Avoiding Genericide
https://www.mediamiser.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MediaMiser-whitepaper-trademarkerosion.pdf

Should’ve seen it coming: the trademarking of public language
https://www.theguardian.com/law/shortcuts/2016/aug/17/shouldve-seen-it-coming-the-trademarking-of-public-language

I’ve Got a Problem: ‘No Problem’
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ive-got-a-problem-no-problem-1506463807

“No problem” vs “you’re welcome”
http://allthingslinguistic.com/post/124189121619/no-problem-vs-youre-welcome

Aaron Dinkin NWAV paper: It’s No Problem to Be Polite: Apparent-Time Change in Responses to Thanks (PDF)
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~dinkin/NoProblemHandout.pdf

‘Total monster’: fatberg blocks London sewage system
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/12/total-monster-concrete-fatberg-blocks-london-sewage-system

10-Tonne ‘Fatberg’ Breaks West London Sewer

What is the difference between burg and berg in German city names?
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-burg-and-berg-in-German-city-names

Anne Curzan: Sad React
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/04/sad-react/

Is ‘AF’ even a word?
http://mashable.com/2017/10/04/af-dictionary-real-world/


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Episode 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 about creole languages, the linguistic becomes the political very quickly. So what are linguists saying about this work? And is there anything creoles have in common?

We take it up with linguist John McWhorter on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Indigenous dictionary may save the Miriwoong language from extinction
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-07/dictionary-saves-miriwoong-language-from-extinction/8877624

Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring: ‘Mirima Place for Talking’
http://mirima.org.au

Miriwoong on the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/miriwoong/id994029653?mt=8

John McWhorter: LECTURE ONE: ARE CREOLES NOTHING BUT HYBRIDS?

John McWhorter: LECTURE TWO: HAS IT BEEN SHOWN THAT CREOLIZATION DOESN’T YIELD A TYPE OF GRAMMAR?

John McWhorter: LESSON THREE: DOES GENERATIVE SYNTAX REFUTE CREOLE EXCEPTIONALIST CLAIMS?

Lexicon Valley: From Pidgins to Creoles
http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2017/09/john_mcwhorter_on_the_process_by_which_creole_languages_are_born.html

Performative allyship
https://www.facebook.com/YFNSJW/posts/1995533293999768

That meme (which I got a little bit wrong)

How The Women On Obama’s Staff Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/how-the-women-on-obamas-staff-made-sure-their-voices-were-heard_us_57d94d9fe4b0aa4b722d79fe

Lingthusiasm Episode 11: Layers of meaning – Cooperation, humour, and Gricean Maxims
http://lingthusiasm.com/post/164303700686/lingthusiasm-episode-11-layers-of-meaning


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Episode 302: Creoles 1 (featuring Damián Blasi)

How do Creole languages arise?

A controversial new paper is rocking the linguistic world. Are Creole languages different from other languages? How do they start? And what does this all mean about the human language ability?

Daniel Midgley speaks with author Damián Blasi on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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The Closing of a Great American Dialect Project
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-closing-of-a-great-american-dialect-project

Fieldwork Recordings—Dictionary Of American Regional English
https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/amerlangs/

Dictionary of Regional American English
http://dare.wisc.edu

Arthur the Rat
http://dare.wisc.edu/audio/arthur-the-rat

Browse 100 Sample Entries
https://www.daredictionary.com/page/100sampleentries

Humans learn complex grammatical patterns even in extremely challenging circumstances
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-humans-complex-grammatical-patterns-extremely.html

Grammatical patterns survive extreme social upheaval, study shows
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/09/05/Grammatical-patterns-survive-extreme-social-upheaval-study-shows/1281504626189/

Blasi et al.: Grammars are robustly transmitted even during the emergence of creole languages
Read-only link

Language Log: No creoles?
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=34340

New way don dey to prevent HIV
https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-41364083

Kim’s Rejoinder to Trump’s Rocket Man: ‘Mentally Deranged U.S. Dotard’
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/world/asia/kim-trump-rocketman-dotard.html

Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ What Does That Even Mean?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/asia/trump-north-korea-dotard.html

Kim Jong-Un Calling Trump A ‘Dotard’ Gave The Internet A Language Lesson
https://www.wired.com/story/kim-jong-un-trump-dotard/

Kim Jong Un just called Trump a ‘dotard’ — here’s what that means
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-does-dotard-mean-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

Where is ‘Nambia’? President Trump ‘invents’ African country
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41345577

Trump Names Sarah Palin Ambassador to Nambia
https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-names-sarah-palin-ambassador-to-nambia

Nambian covfefe
https://www.facebook.com/rtrfmtalkthetalk/posts/1917185944974855

#TakeAKnee: 5 Things To Know About NFL Players Protesting At Football Games
http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/09/23/what-is-take-a-knee-facts-nfl-players-protest-national-anthem/

Stevie Wonder joins #takeaknee protest against Trump’s attack on NFL players
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/24/stevie-wonder-joins-takeaknee-protest-against-trumps-attack-on-nfl-players

John Legend, Diddy, Ed Asner, more react to Donald Trump’s attack on NFL player protests
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/09/23/hollywood-takes-knee-best-reaction-donald-trumps-attack-nfl-player-protests/696666001/

Flipping the North Koreans off
https://iconicphotos.org/2010/10/01/flipping-the-north-koreans-off/

Korean is virtually two languages, and that’s a big problem for North Korean defectors
https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-05-19/korean-today-virtually-two-languages-and-thats-problem-north-korean-defectors

Wikipedia: North–South differences in the Korean language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North–South_differences_in_the_Korean_language


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