Lexicon Valley

By Slate Podcasts

What's Lexicon Valley about?

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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Language vs. Dialect


Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.The difference between a language and a dialect is mostly meaningless and entirely political.Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for ...

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