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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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    • 4.6, 2.2K 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
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

jeseed ,

Absolute Best

Truly the best pod.

Hadara D. ,

Direct response to Zombie Episode

I enjoy the podcast, it’s informational, but for a man who speaks multiple languages and knows the roots of most modern language should know the difference between “slave” and “person enslaved”. Also, referring to zombie being a “black thing”? Come on.

Carneades ,

Brilliant linguist with lousy taste in music

The speaker is obviously a very knowledgeable expert. But his overuse of old time show tunes is even more annoying than the intrusive ads.

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