About This Show
Lingthusiasm is a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne (www.superlinguo.com) and Gretchen McCulloch (www.allthingslinguistic.com). Updates monthly on the third Thursday. Shownotes for more information about each episode at www.lingthusiasm.com and bonus episodes at patreon.com/lingthusiasm.
Most Recent Episode
08: People who make dictionaries - Review of WORD BY WORD by Kory Stamper
Dictionaries: they’re made by real people!
In episode 8 of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch talk about Word by Word, a recent book by Kory Stamper, a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, about how dictionaries get made. (Spoiler: we liked it.) We also talk about how dictionaries get made for languages that don’t have any yet, the changing role of dictionaries on the internet and with social media, and how words often have a longer history than we expect (’g-string’, for example has been in use since at least 1878).
Our latest Patreon bonus is about selling your linguistics skills to employers. (Previous bonuses: swearing and how to teach yourself linguistics.)
For more information, and links to things mentioned in this episode, visit the show page: http://lingthusiasm.com/post/160811944696/lingthusiasm-episode-8-people-who-make