How can you make a difference to language?
Linguists are doing a lot of great work, but what if you’re not a linguist? Is there anything that you can do to make the world a better place for language and the people who use it?
Daniel Midgley has some ideas, and he chats with linguist Christine Mallinson on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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