Arnold Zwicky on the re-nouning of fail.
The role of Google Books in saving texts from oblivion.
And they say it is a capital offence.
Ben Crystal discusses Shakespeare’s accent (mp3, 7 min.).
The language of birds.
Well, um, y’know, it’s, uh, I mean like…
Julian Jaynes: Consciousness and the voices of the mind (PDF, 286 KB).
Pedantry as “an insistence on reasonable accuracy”.
Stephen Fry bubbling and frothing with joy at language (mp3, 33 min.).