The World in Words
The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
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Who are the People?
Deciphering the Lingo of Pro-Trump Trolls
Zappa for Germans
To Catch a Fortune Cookie Thief
Grandmothers have the best curse words
'Dialect' versus 'language,' what's the big deal?!
Straight Outta Siberia
Elena Ferrante & Italy's Linguistic Past
Arabic's Jewish dialect
An Iraqi writer in America
A Kenyan language rises again
The first cousin of English
What the Cuck?
The global rise of Swahili
The Standing Rock Sioux's other fight
'I'm Arab but I don't speak Arabic'
How do you say 'cancer' in Mixtec?
Should we learn in two languages?