Because Language

A podcast on language with Daniel Midgley

Author: Daniel Midgley

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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Show notes

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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Show notes

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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