Because Language

A podcast on language with Daniel Midgley

Author: Daniel Midgley

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.


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Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo14504917.html

Scientific Babel by Michael Gordin review – the hunt for a common language
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/02/scientific-babel-michael-gordin-review

Scientific Babel: Why English rules
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630193-200-scientific-babel-why-english-rules/

They Really Do Speak Another Language
https://www.wsj.com/articles/they-really-do-speak-another-language-1434741494

Dominance of English resulting in ‘lost scientific knowledge’
https://www.relocatemagazine.com/news/david-sapsted-feb-2016-01-09-8519–dominance-of-english-resulting-in-lost-scientific-knowledge

English has taken over academia: but the real culprit is not linguistic
https://theconversation.com/english-has-taken-over-academia-but-the-real-culprit-is-not-linguistic-58240

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.


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How Language Began: The Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention
http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-87140-795-5/

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.


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Teenagers’ Role in Language Change Is Overstated, Linguistics Research Finds
links
http://www.newswise.com/articles/teenagers-role-in-language-change-is-overstated-linguistics-research-finds2

Teens Aren’t Ruining Language
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/blatantly-budge-and-other-dead-slang/431433/

Mary Kohn’s website
https://en.gravatar.com/maryekohn

How Do Children Change Their Vowel Pronunciations As They Age? (paywall)
http://pads.dukejournals.org/content/99/1

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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Penguin Random House: The Art of Language Invention
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/316207/the-art-of-language-invention-by-david-j-peterson/9780143126461

David J. Peterson’s website: The Art of Language Invention
http://www.artoflanguageinvention.com/books/

Game of Thrones Wiki: Dothraki
http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Dothraki

Dothraki Wiki: Idiomatic Expressions
https://wiki.dothraki.org/Idioms_and_Phrases

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