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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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4.7 stars from 230 ratings
Shed your pet peeves!
If you are weary of cringing at the inevitability of ever-evolving language, and if you want to cast off that over-worked nerve, this Podcast is for you. Daniel, Hedvig and Ben are delightful, amusing and erudite while they keep us up on the latest slang, the history of usage, and a host of...Read full review »
debs-wilmette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/24
Love your work!
I’m merely an enthusiast and far from an expert, but I thoroughly enjoy the show and look forward to every “poducational” (my word of the week) episode. Keep doing what you do guys… love your work! 🙌🏼
JoJoBoyd1976 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/24/23
a real gem
I found myself quadriplegic in a hospital bed staring at the ceiling for 7 months. This is one of a handful of podcasts that kept me sane. The chemistry between the hosts, the deep knowledge and how they make it accessible to an armchair linguist like me, I always learn something new. This one is...Read full review »
tigger04 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/11/23
Recent Episodes
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Published 03/02/24
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Published 02/22/24
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