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Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. 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
 
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, ...
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Lithuanian Out Loud is a podcast series designed for students of the Lithuanian language. Come along with native Lithuanian speaker and author Raminta and her North-American husband Jack. They'll teach you Lithuanian in beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons along with tidbits about the history and culture of Raminta's homeland - Lietuva!
 
Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we 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. 🥰 Support The Fluent Show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow)
 
🍋 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 ...
 
Learn Bulgarian with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at BulgarianPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Linguistics After Dark is a podcast where three linguists (and sometimes other people) answer your burning questions about language, linguistics, and whatever else you need advice about. We have three rules: any question is fair game, there's no research allowed, and if we can't answer, we have to drink. It's a little like CarTalk for language: call us if your language is making a funny noise, and we'll get to the bottom of it, with a lot of rowdy discussion and nerdy jokes along the way. At ...
 
Learn Filipino with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at FilipinoPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Books were rare treasures in the Middle Ages, painstakingly copied out by hand. So how to protect them from theft? Scribes sometimes added a curse to the first page of those books that was supposed to keep thieves away -- and some were as vicious as they were creative! Also: if you spot a typo in a published book, should you contact the publisher? …
 
Hi everyone! We have two big Linguistics After Dark announcements for you. The first announcement is: we're still here! We have two episodes that are in fact recorded and waiting to be edited, so look for those in the next little bit. The second announcement is that we'll be doing a live show! We'll be taking questions from all of you while streami…
 
TweetFast language fluency Prefer to read? Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. I wanted to share with you an old recording I made of my 200 hour challenge. As I’ve talked about in other episodes, and people ask often why five weeks? It seems like a bizarre random time period and it’s 100% not. Fast… Read More Fast Language Fluency: The 200-Hour Ch…
 
For many students, university opens up new frontiers of learning — and new ways to be marginalised for their language use. A new book explores the problem of linguistic discrimination in higher education, and how to work toward fixing it. Also: Danish presents an unusual challenge for those who try to learn it — even babies. Why is Danish like this…
 
In this episode, I speak with author Ralph Keyes. Ralph's new book, The Hidden History of Coined Words, is an exuberant celebration of the malleability of the English language to meet our needs as speakers. Keyes discusses not only the stories behind word formation, but also how words influence social discourse. Click HERE to order Ralph's new book…
 
Citizenship is acquired and constructed through various mechanisms, including language tests, that require individuals to demonstrate a sufficient national identity. For some recent migrants, acquiring citizenship and passing rigorous language testing still is not enough to feel like they belong. Becoming a Citizen: Linguistic Trials and Negotiatio…
 
If you go to the linguistics section of a big library, you may find some shelves containing thick, dusty grammars of various languages. But grammars, like dictionaries, don’t just appear out of nowhere -- they’re made by people, and those people bring their own interests and priorities to the process. In this episode, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gr…
 
In this episode, I speak with Ruben Adery, a linguist, polyglot, dialect coach, and Fulbright Scholar, and Dustin Luke, a content creator, travel show host, and a YouTuber with over half a million subscribers. In 2020, they combined forces to create Spanish Speaking Hacks, where they help learners sound more like native speakers and less like gring…
 
A single word—take "self," for example—reveals the thorny nature of literary translation. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
Welcome to this week’s tissue meeting where we’re doing our finest Mad Men impressions to get you subliminally hooked on the words we have to offer. From ‘5 o’clock shadow’ to ‘va va voom’ we’ve put a ‘tiger in our tank’ to discover the language that advertising has gifted to us in this episode which ‘does exactly what is says on the tin’. Simples.…
 
Benny and Shannon talk to Damon Dominique, a French educator who got his start online as part of Damon and Jo, about learning languages to build connection, teaching without lecturing, and how to find confidence teaching online. Featured Resources Fluent in 3 Months Challenge Mentioned in this Episode Fluent in 3 Months Challenge FluentCity Damon a…
 
Something that’s out of your hands is different from something that’s out of hand, which is usually different from something that’s offhand. So which phrase goes where? When our listener Bruce Sagan heard one of these phrases on Morning Edition recently, he wondered whether it was used correctly.By rebecca@kruth.org (Rebecca Kruth)
 
Another Latin lesson for beginners: in this video, I show you the difference between "nequiquam" and "nequaquam", two words that have a similar spelling, but different meanings. To learn Latin as a language, you have to read, write, speak and listen to it. Compelling contents for beginners, however, are often hard to find. With Satura Lanx I try to…
 
One of the finest new accounts to join Twitter during the pandemic has been @EnyaComments, a deceptively simple twitter handle that shares comments written under Enya videos on the YouTube.These range from the ridiculous to the sublime. But what is it about Enya that draws such a wide fanbase from around the world? Why do her fans feel such a close…
 
Today we have Dr. Goodenowe on the podcast. It's a great conversation, we talk about his books and so much more! I really think you'll enjoy todays show! https://www.drgoodenowe.com AFFILIATE LINKS - https://www.viome.com Code: BreakingNormal - www.tribevitamins.com STAY IN TOUCH ↣WEBSITE: http://breakingnormal.com ↣FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.c…
 
Originally aired April 17, 2019 - We revisit the phrase "Preaching to the Choir" This week, Shauna and Dan discuss Preaching to the Converted as they say in the UK, or Preaching to the Choir as they say in the US. Dan gets 50% on pop quizzes, and Shauna teaches him this idiom has a much greater variety of meanings than he thought. Copyright 2021 by…
 
The answer to this week's question may surprise you. People often assume that polyglots learn multiple languages at the same time, but as Benny explains, this isn't as common as you might think. Listen to find out why learning more than one language at a time isn't necessarily the best tactic. To ask Benny a question, please email ask@languagehacki…
 
Ramsey McGlazer's Old Schools: Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress (Fordham University Press, 2020), traces the ways in which a group of modernist cultural practitioners (thinkers, politicians, artists, poets, novelists, and filmmakers) across varied linguistic and cultural contexts ((Italian, English, Irish, and Brazilian) resisted …
 
Michael, Matt, and Michelle are back together for the show. Michelle returns from her trip to Texas and returns as a homeowner! Michael is loving being a new father, except for his sleep pattern. Matt took advantage of his Spring Break and got work done around the home he needed to complete. On today’s show, we reimagine what special education shou…
 
In this episode, Olly speaks with Wesley Swanson about becoming a successful online language teacher. Wes decided he wanted to move to China, and was looking for ways to earn an income while he was there, which led him to Olly's Online Teaching Accelerator programme. He had no teaching background, but loved languages and was attracted by the idea o…
 
Let's talk about Latin pronunciation again! Knowing how to pronounce Latin wors has much to do about knowing about vowels lenght and words stress. Because it's by observing vowels lenght that you will know where to stress Latin words. This is an introduction to the rules of accentuation in Latin, taught in easy paced Latin. Enjoy! 🐦 DOWNLOAD MY FRE…
 
Let's talk about Latin pronunciation again! Knowing how to pronounce Latin wors has much to do about knowing about vowels lenght and words stress. Because it's by observing vowels length that you will know where to stress Latin words. This is an introduction to the rules of accentuation in Latin, taught in easy paced Latin. Enjoy! 🐦 DOWNLOAD MY FRE…
 
Scott and Steve explore the many ways that words can be misheard, misspoken, and misused. And that is just the opening of the show. First, hear Scott judge his friends, coworkers, and more for their terrible pronunciation skills, before he reveals some of his more embarrassing word gaffes. Stay tuned to learn how to tell the difference between eggc…
 
It’s our 2nd birthday here on Purple so the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of what a brilliant year we’ve had - despite the obvious challenges and difficult global situation. This time last year we reverted to recording remotely but, if anything, this added to the intimate feel of the episodes and provided us with a weekly half-hour of sti…
 
In this episode, Benny and Elizabeth get the inside scoop on how to become a French cultural insider with Lizzy Rimington who has lived in France for the past 30 years. Mentioned in this Episode Benny’s Spanish Challenge Episode Overview Some of the topics brought up during the interview are: Studying French at school and not actually learning the …
 
George interviews Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and Lingthusiasm about her work on Aramteskan for the Shadowscent book series as well as her other work with authors. Top of Show Greeting: Swedish (Umeå dialect, translated by Ruben Drott) Links and Resources: Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom Superlinguo Lingthusiasm Transcript coming soon…
 
We take our voices for granted, but it's truly miraculous that we communicate complex thoughts simply by moving our mouths while exhaling. A fascinating new book reveals the science, history, and linguistics involved in human speech. And although you might associate the term paraphernalia with drug use, the word goes all the way back to ancient Gre…
 
In this episode, Amy gives the supernatural a lot of credence with "superstitious" and Ryan revels in the "opportunity" to hear Andy Hollandbeck talk about the nudity of the "gymnasium". Also, if anyone reading this knows how we can get in touch with Nicolas Cage, let us know. This is a guest episode that *NEEDS* to happen. Lexitecture is a podcast…
 
Author and positive discipline trainer, Dina Esmer, joins me to talk about tools for managing young learners’ behavior. What can teachers do to encourage long term positive behavior in class? How can teachers train learners to solve their own behavior problems? And what can teachers do when conflicts happen in their classes? Visit Dina’s website Ge…
 
🍋 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://…
 
Every few weeks, a story goes viral in Ireland: a letter, addressed to someone like "that lady with the yellow baseball cap who owns a cat the size of a dog and a dog the size of a cat" is posted and finds its intended recipient. It's a tribute to the affection and esteem with which Irish people regard their postal service. It hints at one of a num…
 
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