205 episodios

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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    • Aprendizaje de idiomas
    • 4.6 • 2.6 mil valoraciones

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.

    Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

    Sergeant, Corporal, Colonel!

    Peculiar linguistic tales of America's soldiers.
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    • 39 min
    To Reason Why

    To Reason Why

    There's more than one way to ask why. How come? What for?
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    • 38 min
    When Talking to Your Mother-In-Law Is a Minefield

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

    From baby talk to formal varieties, languages around the world offer—or even require—different ways of speaking for different situations.
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    • 43 min
    The Incredible Story of the Traveling Creole

    The Incredible Story of the Traveling Creole

    Enslaved people developed a hybrid language that sailed from Africa to the Caribbean and—unbelievably—back again.
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    • 1h 2 min
    This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

    This Am a Minstrel Stereotype, Right?

    A longstanding mystery of Black English may finally be solved.
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    • 55 min
    When Jews Adapted Spanish

    When Jews Adapted Spanish

    Languages of the Ottoman Empire, inspired by historian Alan Mikhail's new book God's Shadow.
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    • 47 min

Reseñas de los clientes

4.6 de 5
2.6 mil valoraciones

2.6 mil valoraciones

David L. Blair ,

One of the best podcasts

Lexicon Valley is consistently fascinating, informative, and entertaining. I look forward to this every week, and have never been disappointed. Even the episodes I was hesitant to listen to turned out to be worth every minute.

Thank you, Dr. McWhorter.

JimInNYC ,

Love the host!

John is such an amazing host with an engaging personality. I love how unabashedly fascinated he is by old musicals and obscure languages. And how he goes off on random tangents, and does those voices and sound effects. This is the funnest and most informative pod I’ve heard in some time. I’m hooked!

Gnm98 ,

Well Done

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