Ever read a language story, and felt something was a bit off?
Does your keyboard layout affect how you feel about words? Is it true that people couldn’t see the colour blue until modern times? How are you supposed to tell the difference between linguistic fact and fiction?
Linguist Daniel Midgley gives you some pointers on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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The Australian man who woke from a coma speaking fluent MANDARIN
Facebook tests temporary reactions with a flower for Mother’s Day
ABC Radio staff told to put people with ‘difficult’ accents on air
Queen’s speech ‘less posh’
Study: Queen’s Accent Moving With The Times
Neil Nunes (BBC Radio 4 and World Service) reads the Shipping Forecast
The QWERTY Effect: How typing shapes the meanings of words.
The QWERTY Effect: The Keyboards Are Changing Our Language!
The QWERTY keyboard is changing our feelings towards words
Liberman at Language Log: The QWERTY effect
Jasmin & Casasanto respond: The Robustness of the QWERTY Effect
Liberman: Response to Jasmin and Casasanto’s response to me
Stefan at Replicated Typo: QWERTY: The Next Generation
The QWERTY effect on the web: How typing shapes the meaning of words in online human-computer interaction
QWERTY Effect: How typing makes us love certain words, hate others
The QWERTY Keyboard’s Origin Story Was Just Totally Debunked
No one could see the colour blue until modern times
Himba color perception
Words for snow revisited: Languages support efficient communication about the environment
CSIRO: Reducing Australia’s carp invasion
Murray-Darling carp plague requires urgent release of fish virus say farmers, environmentalists
Fishermen welcome plan to use herpes to rid waterways of European carp
How Donald Trump handed Hillary Clinton the ‘woman card’ and the election
Trump mocked Clinton’s “woman card.” He forgets that makes the election about masculinity.
Hillary Clinton made an actual “woman card” for her supporters
Iowa Siblings Launch ‘Woman Cards’ in Trump Retaliation
1989: play the race card
National Journal, Volume 21, Issues 35-43
1986: Buthelezi has “… shown no qualms playing the ethnic card”
1976: playing the nationalist card
Soviet-American Regional Competition
The Longest Word in the Dictionary That Does Not Repeat A Letter
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.