168 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 2K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Princess Gwendo ,

Five stars

I appreciate Lexicon Valley! Never knew how much interest I had in linguistics. I’ve retired from teaching English and Speech to high school students, but I teach ESoL part time to international students now, and they ask questions about grammar and punctuation. Because of Dr. McWhorter’s podcast, I can answer some of their questions. I appreciate the content, and Dr. McWhorter’s quicksilver and understated sense of humor. Last, I absolutely love the musical choices he makes to support some of his points, as well as to surprise and delight us with some of his personal interests and tastes.
Gwen
Houston, TX

Dardalie96 ,

Engaging and funny

Never stop incorporating show tunes into your linguistic analysis!

skyldpod ,

Yawn

They spend so much time talking about what they are going to talk about, and saying what they feel happens, instead of stating what they observe and think. No substance, all chatter.

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