Last month I spoke to the guys at the pretty-new, DC-based podcast Here's How I Think This Works:
On Episode 6 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we talk about talking. We discuss when and why people started talking, what distinguishes lower forms of communication from a full-blown language, how different languages emerged, and how technology continues to drive the evolution of language. When we’re done talking amongst ourselves, we bring on guest expert Jennifer Nycz, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Jennifer explains why most of what popular culture has taught us about linguistics is incorrect (apologies to fans of Arrival and Eskimo lore), and how different accents emerge among a population.
It was a lot of fun - looking forward to hearing more episodes!