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  1. Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved : NPR

    Humans evolved a brain with an extraordinary knack for language, but just how and when we began using language is still largely a mystery. Early human communication may have been in sign language or song, and scientists are studying other animals to learn how human language evolved.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129155123

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  2. TED: Richard Dawkins on militant atheism

    Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to openly state their position — and to fight the incursion of the church into politics and science. A fiery, funny, powerful talk.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_dawkins_on_militant_atheism.html

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  3. Reith Lectures Archive: 1996 5. The World Wide Web

    Professor Jean Aitchison delivers her fifth and final Reith Lecture from her series entitled ‘The Language Web’. She looks at the possibilities and the pitfalls of the way we use language, and how it can shape as well as distort our view of the world.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/rla76/all

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  4. Reith Lectures Archive: 1996 4. A Web Of Words

    Professor Jean Aitchison delivers her fourth Reith Lecture from her series entitled ‘The Language Web’. She examines the word-learning ability inbuilt in humans, and explains how we manage to recall words at speed when we need them.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/rla76/all

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  5. Reith Lectures Archive: 1996 3. Building the Web

    Professor Jean Aitchison delivers her third Reith Lecture from her series entitled ‘The Language Web’. She examines the predictable way in which the language web develops in children and how adults can help, and sometimes slow down, a child’s progress.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/rla76/all

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  6. Reith Lectures Archive: 1996 2. A Web Of Deceit

    Professor Jean Aitchison delivers her second Reith Lecture from her series entitled ‘The Language Web’. She examines the origin of language in the human species and explains how a fresh look at the role of language has led to new ideas about how it started.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/rla76/all

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  7. Reith Lectures Archive: 1996 1. A Web Of Worries

    Professor Jean Aitchison delivers her first Reith Lecture from her series entitled ‘The Language Web’. She explores whether our language really is in decay and argues that we need to understand language, not try to control it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/rla76/all

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  8. Fry’s English Delights

    From http://speechification.com/2008/09/02/frys-english-delights/

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  9. A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: ‘The Great Typo Hunt’

    Incensed by a "no tresspassing" sign, Jeff Deck launched a cross-country trip to right grammatical wrongs.

    He enlisted a friend, Benjamin D. Herson, and together they got to work erasing errant quotation marks, rectifying misspellings and cutting unnecessary possessive apostrophes.

    The Great Typo Hunt is the story of their crusade.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129086941

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  10. FOF #1089 – Grammar Girl Dishes it Up – 11.06.09

    In 2006 Mignon Fogarty started Grammar Girl, a podcast to help others with their writing by providing short episodes done in a smart, savvy tone that makes learning fun.

    Months after kicking off her new podcast Mignon was on the Oprah Winfrey Show, named by iTunes as one of the best podcasts of the year and was nominated along with us for the People’s Choice Podcast Award’s top prize.

    Mignon is considered by many as one of the most successful podcasters of all time. Who knew that doing a podcast on grammar would be such a hot success?

    Today Mignon joins us in our studio to talk about the common problems everyone has with grammar and gives us a behind the scenes look at her incredible journey.

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