376: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

376: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

Update: 2019-09-041
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Talking to mathematical biologist Xia Hua about why some places are more linguistically diverse, and how this relates to biological diversity.
News: Variation in individual vocal tracts may influence vowels over generations.
Indigenous Australian Word of the Week: wominjeka "welcome", from Boon Wurrung (Victoria)
Words of the Week: prorogation, bedbug, literally.

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376: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

376: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skirgård