He brought "Game of Thrones" languages to life

Apr 10, 2019
David Peterson created the Dothraki and High Valyrian tongues.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" season 8.
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A four-letter word is shaping the debate on minimum wage increases

Feb 20, 2017
Wage hike or wage increase? Does it really matter? Linguists would say "yes."
Protesters gathered at a rally for minimum wage in New York City. 
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'YouTube Voice:' The linguistics behind the phenomenon

Dec 22, 2015
Audience engagement doesn't require tricks, just a few simple speaking strategies.

The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

Apr 9, 2014
The Atlantic's Deb Fallows talks regional differences in how we say hello.