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31 minutes | Oct 5, 2017
Scientific Babel (featuring Michael Gordin)
A vast majority of the world's scientific literature is published in English. What does this mean for the world's scholars and researchers, and for scientific progress itself? Michael Gordin is the author of "Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English".
32 minutes | Sep 1, 2017
How Language Began (featuring Dan Everett)
The origin of language is one of the most tantalising topics in linguistics. Dan Everett discusses how language came about, and how his view contrasts sharply with another luminary in the field, Noam Chomsky. Dan Everett's new book is "How Language Began".
36 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Teens Aren't Destroying Language (featuring Mary Kohn)
The idea that young people — especially young women — are the engines of sociolinguistic change might need an update. We're getting one from Dr Mary Kohn of Kansas State University.
38 minutes | Apr 23, 2017
The Art of Language Invention (featuring David J. Peterson)
Talking with language creator David J. Peterson, author of 'The Art of Language Invention'.
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