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They might have started off meaning the same things, but words acquire all kinds of baggage along the way - which means that mutts, hounds, curs and canine quadrupeds aren't interchangeable, despite what the thesaurus might imply. Interview originall...
When Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker listed fifty-eight commonly misused words in his latest book, The Sense of Style, he set off a renewed debate about language and its evolution. But is he trying to hang on to distinctions mo...
Content contains strong language. Once a word attracts negative connotations there seems to be no going back, linguist Kate Burridge tells Peter Clarke in the second of a series of Inside Language podcasts. Interview originally appeared on the Inside...
A decade after her first interview with Inside Story, writer and media analyst Margaret Simons talks to Peter Clarke about ten years of change, and looks at the prospects for journalism and the media Interview originally appeared on the Inside Story ...
Two political insurgencies - in Batman and in South Australia - failed to live up to expectations this weekend. Peter Clarke talks to political scientist Rob Manwaring about why. Interview originally appeared on the Inside Story website, 18 March 201...