Episode 27: Linguistics: Myths & Misconceptions

Alternatives to Thought, Podcast, Special Guests

In this episode Chalmer and special reoccurring guest Joel Guttormson discuss some linguistic mythology… literally. How many colors does your language have? Is there a mother tongue? And will Norm ever be convinced? YOLO with this edition of Alternatives to Thought.

References and Resources

  • Additional download and listening options can be found at www.archve.org
  • Joel Guttormson is the Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS)
  • BadLinguistics, and excellent blog dedicated to exposing pseudolinguistics.
  • Pseudolinguistics on Rationalwiki.org
  • Relevant Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Paul W. Justice, Center for the Study of Language and Inf; 2nd Revised edition.  January 16, 2006, ISBN-10: 1575862182
  • Linguistic Anthropology (Second Edition), Nancy Parrott Hickerson, Wadsworth Publishing; 2nd Edition. November 29, 2000, ISBN-10: 0155051784
  •  Historical Linguistics: An Introduction, Lyle Campbell, The MIT Press; second edition. October 1, 2004), ISBN-10: 0262532670


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