Boston Public Radio, “Providence and the Word Gap”

March 26, 2013

Interview on the WGBH show “Boston Public Radio” about an initiative in Providence, RI to narrow the “word gap.” (Mar. 26, 2013)

A new study revealed children in high-income families heard and learned more language — more words in total — than children in low-income families. Boston Globe language columnist Ben Zimmer joined Margery and Jim to talk about a solution. Ben Zimmer is featured Sundays in the Globe’s Ideas section.

(Show page, audio, related Boston Globe column; interview begins 47 minutes into the show)

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