But what is lying? And can you tell when someone’s doing it? Researchers are using computers to catch us in the act.
Linguist Daniel Midgley tells the whole truth on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with Em Burrows
Are Melburnians mangling the language?
What are mergers? A slide presentation
The pin-pen merger
The cot-caught merger
Mergers, with maps
Explainer: Why has the word genocide become such a controversial term?
Germany Close to Recognizing Armenian Massacres as Genocide
Obama should say “genocide” when he talks about what happened to Armenians
Press Release : FA Minister Julie Bishop: “Events Of 1915 Are Not ‘Genocide’”
Robertson urges Australia to recognise Armenian ‘genocide’
The Truth About Lie Detection in Ancient and Modern Times
How does a lie detector (polygraph) work?
Mythbusters: Beat A Lie Detection Test
There’s no evidence that polygraphs work.
How to Pass a Lie Detector Test (Whether You’re Lying or Not)
Jeff Hancock’s TED talk
Mihalcea & Strapparava (2009). The Lie Detector: Explorations in the Automatic Recognition of Deceptive Language (PDF)
Feng et al. (2012). Syntactic Stylometry for Deception Detection (PDF)
Elkins et al. (2012). The Voice and Eye Gaze Behavior of an Imposter: Automated Interviewing and Detection for Rapid Screening at the Border
The two words lie are completely unrelated. Words can converge.
Etymology of ‘lest’
Howard Manns: Lest we forget lest: Anzac and the language of remembrance
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.