How Do We Know What Words Mean? with Dr. Jessica Rett

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness #83 November 20, 2018

Dr. Jessica Rett is an Associate Professor in UCLA’s Linguistics Department who joins Jonathan to discuss the power and nuances of words, breaks down the concepts of what “dog whistles” are, code-switching, how words evolve, endangered languages, and more.

Find Jessica’s work at http://linguistics.ucla.edu/people/Rett/index.html.

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