50 episodes

The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language

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    • 4.8, 576 Ratings

The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language

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4.8 out of 5
576 Ratings

576 Ratings

Anotherchessaddict ,

Whoa. I mean whoa. Egy jól pod.

This is soo good. Patrick and Nina I miss you. Where did you go?
-Dave B

808leslie ,

Great podcast

I’m so glad I found this. Fascinating look at people and languages. So fun! I’m going back and listening from the beginning.

arielthecat ,

So much fun

For language nerds this is lovely, good depth

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