How Do We Know What Words Mean? with Jessica Rett

Dr. Jessica Rett is an Associate Professor in UCLA's Linguistics Department who joins Jonathan to discuss the power & nuances of words, breaks down the concepts of what "dog whistles" are, code-switching, how words evolve, endangered languages, and more.
Find Jessica’s work at http://linguistics.ucla.edu/people/Rett/index.html
A great podcast about linguistics: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley.html
A website dedicated to linguistics: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
Information to help save endangered languages: http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/

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