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Noun, verb, adjective – or all three?

28 September 2016

Inside Language | Kate Burridge and Peter Clarke discuss how and why we turn nouns into verbs into adjectives

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You know what they mean: the English language in action. Ian/Flickr

You know what they mean: the English language in action. Ian/Flickr


English is a language of shifting parts, Kate Burridge tells Peter Clarke in the latest in our series of language podcasts.

Duration: 11 mins 33 secs

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On the slippery slope with rorters and fraudsters

Kate Burridge & Peter Clarke

8 January 2016

Inside Language | Linguist Kate Burridge talks to Peter Clarke about how a jolly old time became the province of fraudsters and other dubious characters

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Rorty times: “Drinking Party at Bob Sawyer’s,” an illustration in Charles Dickens’s The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Wikimedia

Rorty times: “Drinking Party at Bob Sawyer’s,” an illustration in Charles Dickens’s The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Wikimedia