Language or Dialect?

Released Wednesday, 29th May 2019
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How would you define a language? In this episode, your hosts Big and White talk about language boundaries. You might think of languages as similar to countries - having a nice border or boundary between them. And once you cross that boundary, you're in a different language. With languages that are not closely related to each other, that's true. But in fact, languages are on a continuum. So when going from one language to another related language, you have to ask, where does one language end and the next begin? Or where does one dialect end and the other begin? How different do they need to be to qualify as different languages?
Here are the language clips from the episode (no cheating!) https://youtu.be/PwuLTCiSpts https://youtu.be/Tw6xV0Dl-mI https://youtu.be/AIZgw09CG9E?t=38 https://youtu.be/FQ4MWia6xmA https://youtu.be/km98JBqS3ug

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48m 56s
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33
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