Because Language

is creating a podcast about linguistics, the science of language.

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Because Language is a show about what's going on in linguistics, the science of language, with linguists Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård and smart person Ben Ainslie. By supporting Daniel, Ben, and Hedvig, you'll be helping us promote good science, and stretch to some really great and interesting projects we'd like to do.

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We make short podcast videos
We want to take a really good bit from every show — maybe two minutes or so — and turn it into a podcast video for our social channels. It could look something like this picture. Quick to watch and shareable. Now that would help spread the word. When we reach this goal, we'll do it.

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