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Daniel Midgley, linguist, on the overuse of the word "Like", the"vocal fry", typography and more

Daniel Midgley, linguist, on the overuse of the word "Like", the"vocal fry", typography and more

Daniel Midgley, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of WA came into the 6EBA studios on March 20 2012 to chat about the changing English language, with young city girls at the forefront, leaving aging males in the countryside in the proverbial dust.
We also discuss typography (fonts), what superpowers he has, and what's ruined for him.

Special thanks to guest host Georgia Stout who was also in the studio.

Referenced articles:
They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/science/young-women-often-trendsetters-in-vocal-patterns.html?pagewanted=all

Daniel's blog, Good Reason: http://goodreasonblog.blogspot.com/
Daniel's podcast, Talk The Talk: http://goodreasonblog.blogspot.com/p/talk-talk.html
Daniel's Fonts: http://goodreasonblog.blogspot.com/p/fontery.html

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