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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Podcast Slate Presents Lexicon Valley
Podcast Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

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Lexicon Valley ist ein Podcast über Sprache, von Pet Peeves, Syntax und Etymologie bis Neurolinguistik und den Tod von Sprachen.
Lexicon Valley ist ein Podcast über Sprache, von Pet Peeves, Syntax und Etymologie bis Neurolinguistik und den Tod von Sprachen.

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  • The Making of Wordle
    On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben interview Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle, the creator of the viral online word game Wordle. They also recap their participation in the American Dialect Society’s annual Word of the Year vote, over which Ben presided. And Nicole’s shares some on-the-ground interviews from the Linguistic Society of America conference, at which she presented some of her own research. And finally, we bring on a listener for some wordplay. Can you solve our final wordplay clue? You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus. Do you have any language questions or fun facts to share? Email us at [email protected]   Subscribe to Slate Plus. It’s only $1 for the first month. To learn more, go to slate.com/spectacularplus. Produced by Jasmine Ellis and Kevin Bendis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
    1/18/2022
    38:49
  • The Year of the “Vaxx”
    On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben pay tribute to the late pioneer in linguistics and cognitive science, Lila Gleitman. They also interview Peter Sokolowski of Merriam-Webster and Fiona McPherson of the Oxford English Dictionary about the keywords of 2021. And finally, we bring on a listener for some wordplay. We hope you’re familiar with the diversity of English dialects. You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus. Do you have any language questions or fun facts to share? Email us at [email protected]   Produced by Jasmine Ellis and Asha Saluja.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Lila Gleitman’s obituary in the New York Times  Lila Gleitman’s interview at the 2017 Association for Psychological Science conference  Oxford Languages Word of the Year  Merriam-Webster Word of the Year  American Dialect Society Word of the Year  American Dialect Society’s 2021 Word of the Year livestream — register to join the virtual voting session! Subscribe to Slate Plus. It’s only $1 for the first month. To learn more, go to slate.com/spectacularplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
    1/4/2022
    34:07
  • Choosing Your Voice
    On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben discuss Creole languages. They also interview Rupal Patel, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Computer Science at Northeastern University and the founder of VocaliD. And finally, Josh Levin and Joel Anderson, co-hosts of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen join us for some wordplay. We hope you’re good at playing the basketball game of Horse. You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus. Do you have any language questions or fun facts to share? Email us at [email protected]   Produced by Jasmine Ellis and Asha Saluja.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: BBC Pidgin  ThoughtCo., “What You Should Know About Creole Language”  Jamaican Creole at York College, “An Introduction to Jamaican Creole (also called Patwa or Patois)” Omniglot, “Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen)”  Rupal Patel’s 2013 TED Talk, “Synthetic Voices, as Unique as Fingerprints”  VocaliD, the company founded by Rupal Patel  VocaliD’s Parrot Studio “One Year: 1995,” hosted by Josh Levin  “Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots,” hoted by Joel Anderson  “Hang Up and Listen,” hosted by Josh Levin, Joel Anderson, and Stefan Fatsis  Josh’s Slate piece on the history of the “air ball” chant  Joel Anderson’s special episode of “Hang Up and Listen” on Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards Subscribe to Slate Plus. It’s only $1 for the first month. To learn more, go to slate.com/spectacularplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
    12/21/2021
    36:50
  • Cracking the Omicron Code
    On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben discuss the pronunciation of the name of the latest COVID variant. They also interview Alex Bellos, puzzle columnist for The Guardian and author of The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book. And finally, Amanda Ripley, host of Slate’s podcast How To! joins us for some wordplay. We hope you’re ready to take your investigation skills to the next level. You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus. Do you have any language questions or fun facts to share? Email us at [email protected]   Produced by Jasmine Ellis.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ben’s Wall Street Journal column on “Omicron” as the name of the new Covid variant Ben’s 2020 Atlantic piece on how geographic labels for diseases can encourage xenophobia  Ben’s Slate piece on the puzzling legacy of Stephen Sondheim New US edition of The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book by Alex Bellos  Amanda Ripley’s podcast, “How To!”  Subscribe to Slate Plus. It’s only $1 for the first month. To learn more, go to slate.com/spectacularplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
    12/7/2021
    34:47
  • Taylor Swift’s “F— the Patriarchy”
    On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben discuss Ben’s case against an accusation of anachronistic language use in the new version of her song “All Too Well.” They also interview Michael Adams, Provost Professor and Chair of the English Department at Indiana University about the late Madeline Kripke. And finally, Stefan Fatsis, co-host of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen joins us for some wordplay. We hope you’re up-to-date on your sports and dictionary knowledge. You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus. Do you have any language questions or fun facts to share? Email us at [email protected]   Produced by Jasmine Ellis.  Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Could Taylor Swift Have Written “F— the Patriarchy” a Decade Ago? By Ben Zimmer for Slate Lyric video for Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” Gawker, “Taylor Swift is Lying About ’All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’” Narratively, “The Dame of Dictionaries” New York Times obituary of Madeline Kripke Announcement of Indiana University’s acquisition of the Kripke Collection “Hang Up and Listen,” co-hosted by Stefan Fatsis Stefan’s 2014 piece, “These Sports Terms Should Be Playable in Scrabble” Episode of “Hang Up and Listen” where Stefan discusses defining “posterize” Subscribe to Slate Plus. It’s only $1 for the first month. To learn more, go to slate.com/spectacularplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
    11/23/2021
    35:17

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Lexicon Valley ist ein Podcast über Sprache, von Pet Peeves, Syntax und Etymologie bis Neurolinguistik und den Tod von Sprachen. Gehostet von Linguist John McWhorter.

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