Speaking American

This hour, we’ll talk about how the U.S. developed so many regional dialects – and about how to navigate these sub-languages – with Josh Katz, author of “Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide.”

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What Words Mean

This hour, we’ll talk with the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary John Simpson about how new words are added, how meanings evolve and about the effect technology has on how we speak.

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Adventures In Arabic

This hour, we’ll talk with Zora O’Neill about how she immersed herself in the Middle East, mastered the language and broadened her worldview in the process. She writes about the experience in her memoir, “All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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