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Best Linguistics Education podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Linguistics Education podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Can ...
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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, ...
 
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The Allusionist
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Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production.
 
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Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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. Bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
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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Motherfocloir
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Dispatches from a not so dead language. Hosted by Darach O'Séaghdha and The Irish For… @theirishfor (https://twitter.com/Motherfocloir)Follow the show on twitter @motherfocloir or email us at motherfocloir@headstuff.org
 
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. Bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
A show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
 
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The Fluent Show
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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!I'm Kerstin from Fluent Language, and together with my co-host Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages, I'm 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.In this show, 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 ...
 
Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses linguistic evolution as a way of understanding larger historical and cultural changes.
 
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The Vocal Fries
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The 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: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
 
Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses linguistic evolution as a way of understanding larger historical and cultural changes.
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. The show is hosted by John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and author dedicated to making language learning as fun and effective as possible. Each episode includes a long-form interview with a polyglot, linguist, educator, or language lover, with just enough silliness and puns to keep things interesting. For show notes, visit LanguageMastery.com/show.
 
Brought to you by italki -> http://actf.lu/italkiJoin Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages the best way.In the process, he is joined by some of the best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
 
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Conlangery Podcast
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The podcast about constructed languages
 
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Multilinguish
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Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. Season 2 is here! New episodes come out every other Tuesday. Listen and subscribe today.
 
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Extreme Vocabulary
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A vocabulary podcast that goes deeper.
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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Extreme Vocabulary
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A vocabulary podcast that goes deeper.
 
Speculative Grammarian—the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics—is now available as an arbitrarily irregular audio podcast. Our podcast includes readings of articles from our journal, the occasional musical number or dramatical piece, and our talk show, Language Made Difficult. Language Made Difficult is hosted by the SpecGram LingNerds, and features our signature linguistics quiz—Lies, Damned Lies, and Linguistics—along with some discu ...
 
TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.
 
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Noam Chomsky
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Politics
 
TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
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Word for Word
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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us a ...
 
Podcast by LSA 2017
 
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FrameLab Podcast
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A podcast about politics, language, and your brain. Hosts: Dr. George Lakoff: http://www.georgelakoff.com and Gil Durán: http://twitter.com/gilduran76
 
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Language Happy Hour
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Have you ever taken a language class? Have you taken a language class that teaches you how to say "I want to work at the United Nations" before "can you pass me the salt?" We're working to fix that. Critical Language Mentor has scoured the internet to find the best resources out there to help you learn languages better. We specialize in critical, less-commonly taught languages, like Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian and want to help you learn better.Visit us on the web at criticallanguage ...
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
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Accentricity
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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.
 
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OnTranslation
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A discussion of contemporary issues in translation, from classical past to the global present, hosted by Mohammed Albakry (English, Middle Tennessee State Univ.) and Joseph McAlhany (History, Univ. of Connecticut).
 
If you want to learn not only language and culture but also about Countries curiosities, Weird stories, Songs, Life, Travel, I mean Everything! – this is the podcast for you. Visit our website https://vocapp.com to learn more
 
For everyone who is trying to learn Chinese or reaching for the next level, you came to the right place! Hosts Jared Turner and John Pasden bring you this new podcast series to discuss everything learning Chinese. Together they started the Mandarin Companion graded reader series and have spent countless years in Chinese education. You'll find helpful information, inspiring stories, and practical guidance on your journey of learning Chinese. You can do this! Visit us at MandarinCompanion.com.
 
Join us as we talk to researchers, teachers, practitioners, readers and writers in the second language learning community about extensive reading!
 
Success is not achieved, it's made - by you. There are recipes for success. Simply follow a proven recipe, and you'll become successful. The thing is, it still takes work, dedication, and an unrelenting perseverance. MIND-BODY-BUSINESS is a show about the 3 pillars of success. It's like a tripod. Take any one of its legs away, and it comes tumbling down. Join us for value, insight, and expert interviews.
 
Cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with the Bilingual Parenting Podcast, presented by Bilingüitos and hosted by Kaila Diaz. We exist to encourage and equip families who desire to give the gift of bilingualism to their children.
 
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Language Rules
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A podcast about the languages of the world and their speakers
 
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WACC Podcast
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The WACC Podcast hosts a selection of recorded guest talks as part of the WACC Research Group Activities at the University of Warwick
 
Language Latte is a conversation about teaching world languages. Becky Morales looks at research and speaks with teachers from around the globe to find out the best and most efficient methods, materials, and tips to help students gain fluency. Topics include educational technology, getting students to speak in the target language, teaching vocabulary, using films and popular games in class, bringing in culture, using IPA’s, TPRS, CI, the role of grammar, and more. More educational resources, ...
 
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A Word in Your Ear
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Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.
 
Are you interested in living in different countries, learning new cultures and languages, and teaching English to be able to do that? Each week, Jesse will share stories, advice, and ideas that will help your move be as smooth and beneficial as possible. Welcome to the More Than English Podcast. More material and class notes at https://www.sweedacademy.com/podcastBecome a Participating Member to support the show and join the academy: https://sweedacademy.teachable.com/If you're a teacher, jo ...
 
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Structured Visions
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New ways of thinking about social structure
 
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Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Shahidah Foster is an American expat in Germany, creator of the Black Girls Learn Languages community, and a passionate language learner. She's an English native speaker but her German is 💯 so prepare for a bilingual show today! Bilingual Show: German and English Conversation If you are not an experienced German learner, there will be some part ...…
 
How many projects do you do with your kids in a semester? Projects can be a wonderful way to get students to do specific work to prepare a task focusing on a targeted part of language. Doing projects in our EFL classes can be great... but they can also fall flat without the right direction. There are some guidelines that we should follow to max ...…
 
Today we take a break from our normal format to reveal tiny slivers of our identities and lives. Also, some number of impressions are made. Don't get knocked down, get up again, and enjoy this episode.
 
Today we take a break from our normal format to reveal tiny slivers of our identities and lives. Also, some number of impressions are made. Don't get knocked down, get up again, and enjoy this episode.
 
Melanie is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University. Upon graduation from the MBA/JD program, Melanie's entrepreneurial skills were honed for twelve years as a business litigation attorney. Despite a successful legal career, like many women, Melanie struggled with the fear of failure, inability to believe in herself, perfectionism, and ...…
 
After five years of preparation and development, the RIA have released “A History of Ireland in 100 Words” in 2019. The book looks at the stories behind words found in the Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language (www.dil.ie) in an accessible way. Naturally, it was ony a matter of time before the Motherfoclóir team hunted them down! In today’ ...…
 
In This Episode: Yuka, a high school student from Japan, asks how she can help foreigners in Japan who are struggling to learn Japanese. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson Do You Have A Question? This ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you a guest hosted episode by the creators of the Extempore, the speaking practice app. We asked them some questions about what inspired the creation of Extempore, the factors that go into designing a language ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you a guest hosted episode by the creators of the Extempore, the speaking practice app. We asked them some questions about what inspired the creation of Extempore, the factors that go into designing a language ...…
 
It's that time! Take a peek behind the scenes with us as Macquarie Dictionary chooses its 2019 Word of the Year. We once again join the Word of the Year Committee meeting, hosted at Macquarie HW, as they debate which word best represents the year. Guest judges include David Astle (radio host, writer and crossword compiler extraordinaire), Bever ...…
 
Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners' questions. What do lisps sound like in languages without the 'th' sound? How do gender-neutral terms work in languages with gendered pronouns? Do languages get more efficient over time? 'One-third' looks like 'three', so why doesn't 'half' look like 'two'? Does any poetic meter mimic the "natu ...…
 
Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners' questions. What do lisps sound like in languages without the 'th' sound? How do gender-neutral terms work in languages with gendered pronouns? Do languages get more efficient over time? 'One-third' looks like 'three', so why doesn't 'half' look like 'two'? Does any poetic meter mimic the "natu ...…
 
Are polyglots born or made? Believe it or not, these elusive creatures are just like us. We ask two polyglots — one who speaks 5 languages and another who speaks 21 — how and why they learned multiple languages, and what obstacles they had to overcome along the way. Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and us ...…
 
This week is all about YOU the listener. We go through loads of your (much appreciated) emails to debate the origins of phrases like By Hook or By Crook, discuss the myriad alternative definitions of the word ‘growler’, and unveil the bizarre connection between lions’ teeth and wetting the bed… We also reveal the origins of the words ‘correspon ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
Tones are definitely one of the challenging aspects of Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss the 4 types of mistakes learners make with tones and offer tips on fixing them quickly. Guest interview is with China-based CELTA trainer Mathew Armstrong. Sometimes we try to demonstrate how “good” our Chinese is, however Mathew offers a hum ...…
 
In today's podcast, I'm excited to tackle a big question: Listener Maria writes that she hears people sounding different to her depending on the language they speak. Could it be that learning another language can change your entire personality? Listen in to hear me discuss a few of the aspects that contribute to how we perceive personality thro ...…
 
This episode of the More Than English Podcast is all about numbers. We will learn the importance of teaching numbers to our EFL students as well as use numbers to teach English conversation, vocabulary, and pronunciation. We speak with Harry Waters again to get some fun and interesting games and activities for us to use in our ESL classes. We d ...…
 
George talks a little bit about how choosing a theme for Lexember can be helpful for your conlanging. Original script Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley. I went on social media recently to ask what people wanted covered before Lexember and got some great suggestions. ...…
 
We’re going on holiday for a bit. It’s a vacation before we start Season Two. On this note, what sort of cases, you might ask, will Season Two bring? And what can you listen to, read, or watch, till en clair returns? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find c ...…
 
We’re going on holiday for a bit. It’s a vacation before we start Season Two. On this note, what sort of cases, you might ask, will Season Two bring? And what can you listen to, read, or watch, till en clair returns? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find c ...…
 
Maynooth holds a special place in the heart of this show. Two of the core crew - Éimear and Peadar - are Maynooth graduates, and our most popular episode to date is a sensational live show at the Maynooth Students’ Union featuring a difficult rooster. Today we’re considering another aspect of that university’s gift to the world - specifically, ...…
 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! In honor of turkey day, here's a broadcast of an episode from last year in which I looked at the etymology of "turkey."
 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! In honor of turkey day, here's a broadcast of an episode from last year in which I looked at the etymology of "turkey."
 
Join this very special edition of The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show as our expert panel dives deep into what is and what isn't working in the live streaming world. Join serial entrepreneur Jason W Nast, the Podcasting Queen Annemarie Cross, and Live Streaming expert Brian Kelly on this breakthrough LIVE show! You won't want to miss this!…
 
Can you tell when someone is lying? You may think you have a sense about this, but the answers may surprise you. We're talking to forensic linguist Professor Georgina Heydon on this episode of Talk the Talk.By Daniel Midgley
 
Can you tell when someone is lying? You may think you have a sense about this, but the answers may surprise you. We're talking to forensic linguist Professor Georgina Heydon on this episode of Talk the Talk.By Daniel Midgley
 
When Dave Nadelberg of Mortified used to visit his mother’s grave, he would look around at the nearby gravestones and see similar - or even the exact same - epitaphs for lots of different people. And it made him curious: who were these people, really? What were their personalities, what happened in their lives? And didn’t they deserve something ...…
 
Terms such as "like" and "sort of" are ways for English speakers to sound more polite. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about y ...…
 
This week we’re going hysterical for medical terms. We’ll be turning our lexicographical X-Ray machine on and diagnosing the etymology of everything from asphyxia to syringe. Join us to discover Descartes' link to the X-Ray, what a Hippocratic face looks like, and exactly where an obstetrician should stand. We also ‘toady-up’ to the quack and s ...…
 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the most popular English poems of the Middle Ages. In this episode, we explore the language and story of the poem. We also examine how the poem reflects certain changes that were taking place within the English language in the late 1300s.By Kevin Stroud
 
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 publish ...…
 
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 publish ...…
 
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 publish ...…
 
Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Zachary Jaggers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oregon, about differences in pronunciation of borrowings and what they tell us (or don't tell us) about people's political leanings. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurrin ...…
 
Wrap up warm, it's the autumn/winter edition of Top Tools for language learning, bringing you ingenious solutions to common language learning problem. This podcast has chapter support, so if your podcast player supports chapters, you can skip to relevant parts as your little linguist heart desires. Click or tap here to read the full show notes ...…
 
When it comes to pronunciation, what is standard, who decides, and how much variation is acceptable? Allow Professor Roly Sussex to explain.
 
Listen in as our expert panel discusses how they've achieved their success, and reveal to you how you can simply model what they've done so that you can succeed more as well! You won't want to miss this show!By Brian Kelly
 
It’s Dublin Podcast Festival time again! This year the Motherfoclóir gang appeared as part of a double bill with The Irish Passport at The Button Factory on November 17th. This episode is the live recording of that show, edited for brevity and clarity. In a world where so many TV and movie franchises have grinded to a halt or are on hiatus, Dar ...…
 
In English you have one book, and three books. In Arabic you have one kitaab, and three kutub. In Nepali it’s one kitab, and three kitabharu, but sometimes it’s three kitab.In this episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren look at the many ways that languages talk about how many of something there are, ranging from common distinctions like s ...…
 
In English you have one book, and three books. In Arabic you have one kitaab, and three kutub. In Nepali it’s one kitab, and three kitabharu, but sometimes it’s three kitab.In this episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren look at the many ways that languages talk about how many of something there are, ranging from common distinctions like s ...…
 
In this episode we explore the language of technology. How did we speak about the burgeoning computer age 30 years ago, and how do we speak about technology now? The team investigates the words that we have used to talk about technology - those that have stayed with us, those that have evolved, and those that have faded over time. Read more abo ...…
 
In This Episode: Denise asks: "How can improve my flow when I'm speaking?" Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In episode 94, Rob attempts to describe his method of frame analysis in the study of ideology in ELT, Matt discusses the life and work of Brian Abbs and Ingrid Freebairn, and Matthew discusses the use of escape rooms in langu ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In episode 94, Rob attempts to describe his method of frame analysis in the study of ideology in ELT, Matt discusses the life and work of Brian Abbs and Ingrid Freebairn, and Matthew discusses the use of escape rooms in langu ...…
 
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