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Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skirgård
Because Language
a podcast about linguistics, the science of language.
A podcast about linguistics, the science of language.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 179 ratings
The three co-hosts — two linguists, Daniel and Hedvig, and the far-from-everyman teacher, Ben — play off each other wonderfully, full of humor, self-deprecation and wild tangents. Through it all, you learn a lot about linguistics and how people communicate. They are on just about every possibly...Read full review »
Elspeth Wiggins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
Thought-provoking and fun!
I feel anyone can find something on each show to get excited about, almost like you want to participate in the conversations the hosts are having to ask more questions or give more examples! It’s the first podcast I’ve ever listened to and I’ve been following it for a few years. It’s so well...Read full review »
Christelle Liviero Aracena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
Funniest podcast ever
I came for linguistics and stayed for the lols :D
SmultronV via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 02/10/21
Recent Episodes
Blog post with show notes: http://becauselanguage.com/29-cultish/ Support the show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/join/becauselangpod/ Language helps us build and maintain social relationships. Cults — however we define them — exploit this function and subvert it for their own ends. Amanda...
Published 06/08/21
Show notes:  We're taking over Pint of Science (or are they taking over us?) for this episode! Three researchers are presenting their work in language, and they'll also tell us what they're learning about public science communication.
Published 05/26/21
Blog post with show notes and video episode: http://becauselanguage.com/27-its-all-semantics/ Become a patron yourself:  http://patreon.com/join/becauselangpod/ Are fish wet? What is bi-weekly? And which Monday is next Monday? We’re solving some of the thorniest problems in semantics by voting,...
Published 05/18/21
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