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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

    Wallowing in Negativity

    Wallowing in Negativity

    From the evolution of ain't to double negatives, simply saying no is wonderfully complex.
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    Twitter: @lexiconvalley
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    • 46 min
    Fossil Hunting in English

    Fossil Hunting in English

    Our language contains a trove of buried clues, petrified remnants of its past. But you have to know where to dig.
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    • 46 min
    Why Do Languages Have Gender?

    Why Do Languages Have Gender?

    Lots of languages divide words into categories, like male and female. How does that happen?
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
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    • 56 min
    Forgetting Your Roots

    Forgetting Your Roots

    Words have a way of rebelling against their etymological parents, acquiring meanings of their own.
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    • 59 min
    Future English Speaker, Can You Read Me?

    Future English Speaker, Can You Read Me?

    That language changes is certain. How quickly or slowly is another matter.
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    Twitter: @lexiconvalley
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    Getting Got

    Getting Got

    The story of how one little verb developed a seemingly endless capacity to absorb new meanings.
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.
    Twitter: @lexiconvalley
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    Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com
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    • 43 min

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