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Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words in this award-winning podcast.​ ​ We love answering your wordy related questions on the show, so please send them to purple@somethinelse.com​ ​ You can buy our branded mugs, tote bags and T-shirts here: https://bit.ly/37huhqs​ ​ A Somethin' Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. "Joyously nerdy" –Buzzfeed. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Want to talk with other people who are enthusiastic about linguistics? Get bonus episodes and access to our Discord community at www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm Shownotes and transcripts: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, and language change and differences, as well as word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or word ...
 
Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.
 
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
I speak 20 languages. I've been learning languages for over 50 years and I've tried all kinds of approaches. I talk about my experiences, my approach to language learning, what I enjoy about learning languages and all manner of other topics related to language. If you love languages, or think you would if you hadn't been discouraged by past experiences, this is the podcast for you. Anyone can learn a language. You just need the right attitude and the right approach!
 
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Lexitecture

Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

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A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the w ...
 
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Science Diction

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Science Friday and WNYC Studios

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What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
The monthly podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. Support this podcast at www.patreon.com/vocalfriespod
 
Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We learn languages every day in our lives, and have learnt over 15 different languages between us. We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love. It is worth clarifying that we actively want to support anti-racism and will highlight and advocate for the equality of all. Languag ...
 
Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.
 
Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, “Far too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive. The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free. In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches to assessment, if ...
 
🍋 Heus, you want to learn Latin? Salve sodalis, you have come to the right place. This is a Latin podcast for beginners. With the series "Litterae Latinae Simplices", you will set up for a journey into Latin literature, in easy spoken Latin. 🍋 Eager to read some Latin literature? Download here your graded reading of Catullus' "Carmen III": https://pages.saturalanx.eu/catullus-carme/ 🎙️ Do you like this podcast? Let me know! Leave a review on iTunes (or the platform you are using to listen to ...
 
Why do we love some accents and hate others? Why do we talk differently in different situations? Does learning a new language really teach you to think differently? In this linguistics podcast, I examine how the way we talk connects to who we are.
 
en clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes: wp.lancs.ac.uk/enclair
 
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When societies of humans come into contact, they’ll often pick up words from each other. When this is happening actively in the minds of multilingual people, it gets called codeswitching; when it happened long before anyone alive can remember, it’s more likely to get called etymology. But either way, this whole spectrum is a kind of borrowing. In t…
 
If you speak a second or third language, you may remember the first time you dreamed in that new tongue. But does this milestone mean you're actually fluent? And a couple's dispute over the word regret: Say you wish you'd been able to meet Albert Einstein. Can you regret that the two of you never met, or is there a better word for a situation over …
 
How is language like a game of charades? According to a new book, quite a lot. Charades players and language users improvise and work together to create meaning in a situation, and they get better at it as they reuse elements and build up patterns. Drs Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater explain their vision of language to Daniel and Hedvig on this…
 
Listen to this interview of Roslyn Petelin, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. We talk about her book How Writing Works: A Field Guide to Effective Writing (Routledge, 2021) writing well and knowing why. Roslyn Petelin : "My book caters for all kinds of writers: student writers, creative writers, technical writ…
 
Víš, co to jsou kompenzační strategie? Myslím, že ano, jen nevíš, že se to tak jmenuje. Tak určitě dnes dobře poslouchej, protože dnešní epizoda bude plná dobrých tipů. Tak, jdeme na to! Tak, mám pro tebe pět kompenzačních strategií. Kompenzační strategie je strategie nebo způsob, jak zůstat v češtině, když nevím nějaké slovo. Nechci to říct anglic…
 
In 1569, an English scholar named John Hart published a manuscript called ‘An Orthographie.’ The text argued for a phonetic spelling system, and it provided one of the earliest detailed descriptions of the sounds of English. In this episode, we explore the difference between voiced and voiceless consonants, and we examine how changes in voicing sha…
 
A highly enjoyable sift through the mountain of emails you’ve sent in over the last few weeks with some absolutely corking questions to answer. In this week’s footage we lurch from poaching to doughnuts (or should that be donuts?), we separate our vets from our vets, and we discover the meaning of ‘lief’. There are also musical interludes from hung…
 
Language Hacking Podcast co-hosts, Shannon Kennedy and Elizabeth Bruckner catch up and talk about how this last year has been a time of learning, and building self-compassion and resilience in both language learning and life. Mentioned in this Episode Fluent in 3 Months Challenge Pimsleur Shannon’s Spotify French Sunnyside Language Conqueror: Mindf…
 
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr Hadas Kotek, a linguist at Apple, about two of her papers: Gender bias in linguistics textbooks: Has anything changed since Macaulay & Brice 1997? and Gender bias and stereotypes in linguistic example sentences. See the two graphs Hadas had us look at here. This episode is sponsored by FindingFive, a tech non-profit. P…
 
content warning for one mild reference to explicit images at about 24 minutes In this episode I'm joined by my friend Bec Howie, a passionate language lover from Australia. Bec and I chat about how languages have made a difference in our lives. You think of them as a hobby, but we've found that learning a language has.. changed our career paths giv…
 
In this episode, Amy looks back to a "crusade" that never actually was, while Ryan gets into his feelings with "sentimental". Lexitecture is a podcast about etymology (the linguistics study of the origin and history of words). In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, c…
 
Mark Pemberton, co-CEO of Study Cat, joins me to talk about app-based language learning. Where is technology based language learning going? What are the limits of technology? Can these ever be overcome? For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! Develop yourself! Find more about our teacher trainin…
 
Couple of easy straightforward questions for us to chew on: 1. What is ‘objectivity’ supposed to mean? And 2. does it exist? Lewis Raven Wallace, a journalist and audiomaker fired from his public radio job over his blog post entitled ‘Objectivity is dead and I'm okay with it’, considers the principals and practice of objectivity, and what might be …
 
Dr. Sofia Stolk’s The Opening Statement of the Prosecution in International Criminal Trials: A Solemn Tale of Horror (Routledge, 2021) addresses the discursive importance of the prosecution’s opening statement before an international criminal tribunal. Opening statements are considered to be largely irrelevant to the official legal proceedings but …
 
This new episode is all about language islands. Benny explains how creating these specific areas of language knowledge, based on your personal needs or interests, is a solid way to build confidence and get speaking when you start learning a language. And using these topics as a focus will help you reach fluency quicker, as you're able to talk about…
 
Kavita Pillay recently moved to Helsinki with her Finnish husband and half-Finnish daughter. While husband and daughter effortlessly embraced their new linguistic surroundings, Kavita...didn't. In this episode, she seeks guidance from other immigrants with varying degrees of Finnish mastery. Among them, an opera singer who finds melody in verb conj…
 
Kavita Pillay recently moved to Helsinki with her Finnish husband and half-Finnish daughter. While husband and daughter effortlessly embraced their new linguistic surroundings, Kavita...didn't. In this episode, she seeks guidance from other immigrants with varying degrees of Finnish mastery. Among them, an opera singer who finds melody in verb conj…
 
In our final episode of the semester, we speak with Dr. Shyam Sharma, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. He gave a talk as part of our monthly LRC Speaker Series on Transcending Monolingual Worldviews. We dive deeper into how to magnify the imp…
 
What does it mean to be woke? Has the word problematic become problematic? Today in the Valley, John McWhorter talks with Banished host Amna Khalid about the fraught vocabulary of modern censorship. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit lexiconvalley.substack.com/subscr…
 
Acclaimed Australian linguist Professor Nick Enfield has come to the conclusion that language is good for lawyers, for the purposes of persuasion, but bad for scientists who seek to accurately represent reality. It's a fascinating idea he explores in his new book Language vs Reality. What can language describe and where does it fail? Presenter Mich…
 
You are in for a whale of a time today Purple People as we are jumping into the deep blue sea and meeting the fishes. We will discover why Halibut are holy, what Cod and weak beer have in common and we will also revisit that famous red Herring of a question: what is the plural of Octopus? Susie takes us on a beautiful trip to the Italian island Sar…
 
In this episode of Origin of Speakcies, Scott covers the etymology of the words "Tabloid" and "Paparazzi." But first the guys make a very important announcement about the the future of the show. In the "Origin of Eatcies" segment, Steve tells the history of Hawaiian Punch, which contains 10% juice. Listen now to find out whether Punchy, the Hawaiia…
 
Language Hacking Podcast co-hosts Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy catch up and share what their own recent language learning projects, takeaways, and milestones have been, as they approach the 100th episode of the podcast. Mentioned in this Episode Fluent in 3 Months Challenge Benny’s Instagram Benny’s Facebook Benny’s Twitter Shannon’s Instagram S…
 
Journalist Mónica Guzmán is the loving liberal daughter of Mexican immigrants who voted—twice—for Donald Trump. When the country could no longer see straight across the political divide, Mónica set out to find what was blinding us and discovered the most eye-opening tool we’re not using: our own built-in curiosity. Partisanship is up, trust is down…
 
Do you refer to your dog or cat as “somebody”? As in: When you love somebody that much, you don’t mind if they slobber. In other words, is your pet a somebody or a something? Also, for centuries, there was little consistency in the way many English words were spelled. But long before the printing press helped to standardize spelling, powerful histo…
 
Marie, Matt, Michael, Michelle, and Rachel dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology and the Informed SLP breaks down the latest research. On this week’s episode the group dives into scare tactics to get people into therapy and a new study linking concussions to vestibular deficits and sound pr…
 
🐦 DOWNLOAD MY FREE LESSON ON CATULLUS, CARMEN III: ► https://pages.saturalanx.eu/catullus-carme 💨 FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE LATIN: ► https://pages.saturalanx.eu/your-perfect-latin-curriculum 🎙️ Do you like this podcast? Let me know! Leave a review on iTunes (or the platform you are using to listen to podcasts), comment on my YouTube channel, or send m…
 
Ahoj, jak je? Dneska pro tebe mám aktivní epizodu, další aktivní audio trénink na téma locative case. Locative case (nebo pro Čechy šestý pád) používáme, kdy někde jsme – v práci, v lese, v parku. A nebo, když o něčem mluvíme, píšeme, apod. – o práci, o lese, o parku. Mám pro tebe 12 otázek. A ty budeš poslouchat moje otázky a odpovídat. Vždycky bu…
 
Have you ever dreamed of being able to enter a library, pick any Latin writing out of the shelves, and read* it? (*I mean read, not translate!). If your answer is YES, then you absolutely need to sign up for the free course starting on May, 18th. All the info and the registration form are in the page below. ⬇️ 🕷️ SIGN UP FOR 'VOCATIO AD CENAM 2.0' …
 
Core Buddhist teachings are preserved in the ancient Indian language Pali. Listen in as Aleix Ruiz-Falqués speaks about its structure, its significance, and opportunities to study it with him online. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, online educator, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
Derina Samuel, Jody Gabler, Jayasri Srinivasan, Mila Veshcherevich, and Alice Wu from Cornell’s International Teaching Assistant Program tell us about the support services they offer to our international graduate student community. ITAP on the web: https://teaching.cornell.edu/graduate-students/ITAP #alcachofa #преподавательница #tiftuf #sisu #chon…
 
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