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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, 2.1K 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
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Ken Murphy ,

Great podcast, despite the show tunes

I listened to this a couple years ago before it went dormant for a while, and I’m happy to rediscover it, with the “Language vs. Dialect” episode. Very intelligent, engaging, and insightful

Duffyy12 ,

Why

Interesting, but I don’t understand the show tunes thrown in. There is no need.

GranddadVan ,

Lexicon Valley

You went ahead and got the PhD so I didn’t have to.

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