For this episode, we put out the call to listeners, and they responded. Daniel’s taking questions and giving answers.
Should we be fustrated or listen to vinyls? Is a movie based on or based off a true story? How do you recognise gaslighting? What does a linguistics career look like? And have you got another think coming?
Daniel answers them all and more on this episode of Talk the Talk.
What can we learn about language from children who grew up without it?
People are fascinated by stories of “feral children”, raised apart from human contact. Can these children ever learn language, once they’re found? And what does this tell us about the human language faculty?
Daniel and Ben take a critical look at the stories on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Emoji have been received enthusiastically in our electronic communication, and yet complaints about them continue. Is there anything wrong with using them? Are they really the equivalent of modern-day hieroglyphics? Do they represent a step backwards?
Daniel and Ben speak with digital communications expert Vyvyan Evans, author of The Emoji Code, on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Are you constantly getting interrupted… or manterrupted?
Well, you’re in good company. After the first Trump/Clinton debate, we couldn’t help but notice a certain man continually talking over a certain woman. So for this episode, we’re talking language and men and women, and we’re going find out who talks more, once and for all.
Linguist Daniel Midgley explains — but doesn’t mansplain — on this episode of Talk the Talk.
The words we use can reveal a lot of social information. But in the future, computers will examine our words to detect mental illnesses like dementia and motor neuron disease — even before lab tests. How would this work?
Researcher Katie Fraser talks to Daniel, Kylie, and Ben on this episode of Talk the Talk.