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Lexicon Valley is a podcast from Slate about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages.

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On the Origin of English

On the Origin of English

On the Origin of English

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On the Origin of English

On the Origin of English

On the Origin of English

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White Author, Black English. Problem?

White Author, Black English. Problem?

White Author, Black English. Problem?

Aired 2 weeks ago

White Author, Black English. Problem?

White Author, Black English. Problem?

White Author, Black English. Problem?

Aired 2 weeks ago

Do Cats Have Language?

Do Cats Have Language?

Do Cats Have Language?

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Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

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To Reason Why

To Reason Why

To Reason Why

Aired 2 months ago

When Talking to Your Mother-In-Law Is a Minefield

When Talking to Your Mother-In-Law Is a Minefield

When Talking to Your Mother-In-Law Is a Minefield

Aired 2 months ago

The Incredible Story of the Traveling Creole

The Incredible Story of the Traveling Creole

The Incredible Story of the Traveling Creole

Aired 3 months ago

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

Aired 3 months ago

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

Aired 3 months ago

When Jews Adapted Spanish

When Jews Adapted Spanish

When Jews Adapted Spanish

Aired 4 months ago

Does English Have a Future?

Does English Have a Future?

Does English Have a Future?

Aired 4 months ago

Defund Karen

Defund Karen

Defund Karen

Aired 5 months ago

Coronavirus: Isolation and Aspiration

Coronavirus: Isolation and Aspiration

Coronavirus: Isolation and Aspiration

Aired 6 months ago

Our Indigenous Languages

Our Indigenous Languages

Our Indigenous Languages

Aired 7 months ago

I Just Can't!

I Just Can't!

I Just Can't!

Aired 7 months ago

The Many Meanings of Too

The Many Meanings of Too

The Many Meanings of Too

Aired 8 months ago

Sicko, Whacko, Weirdo

Sicko, Whacko, Weirdo

Sicko, Whacko, Weirdo

Aired 8 months ago

Chinese Has No Grammar, Right? Wrong!

Chinese Has No Grammar, Right? Wrong!

Chinese Has No Grammar, Right? Wrong!

Aired 9 months ago

From Uptalk to Vocal Fry, Women Are Prolific Language Innovators

From Uptalk to Vocal Fry, Women Are Prolific Language Innovators

From Uptalk to Vocal Fry, Women Are Prolific Language Innovators

Aired 9 months ago

In What Order Did Languages Arrive in Europe?

In What Order Did Languages Arrive in Europe?

In What Order Did Languages Arrive in Europe?

Aired 10 months ago

Digging Up the Past

Digging Up the Past

Digging Up the Past

Aired 10 months ago

Verbs on the Move

Verbs on the Move

Verbs on the Move

Aired 11 months ago

Does PROCESSES Rhyme with KNEES?

Does PROCESSES Rhyme with KNEES?

Does PROCESSES Rhyme with KNEES?

Aired 11 months ago