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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
 
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 ...
 
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, ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
🍋 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. Get an inside look at how polyglots, linguists, and language lovers master languages more quickly, and learn the habits, methods, and mindsets you need to succeed in your own language learning adventures. Each guest shares proven strategies for reaching fluency, overcoming fear, speaking with confidence, and having more fun along the way. I'm your host, John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and the aut ...
 
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.
 
Boost your fluency in Syrian Arabic with LinguaBoost! You can download the entire audio course (30 lessons), including a pdf book with all the phrases, on our website: www.linguaboost.com Each lesson contains useful everyday phrases related to a specific topic. You’ll learn the language in context, not just single words. All material is translated and spoken by native speakers.
 
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)
 
Brought to you by OptiLingo -- The Actual Fluency Podcast features inspirational stories from world-class language learners, industry experts, and regular people who embraced multilingualism in one way or another. In the episodes we dive deep down in the why that pushed people to learn a new language, the how to figure out how they best achieved it, and of course a lot of great stories of the experiences that speaking multiple languages can bring to people's lives. We also talk about apps, m ...
 
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.
 
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The definition of white supremacy: is it expanding, or are we just getting better at recognising it and its reach? How does white supremacy show itself in language and in linguistics? Kelly Wright talks about her work in sociolinguistics, and how we all can do better.By Daniel Midgley and Ben Ainslie
 
Asthenosphere, a geologist's term for the molten layer beneath the earth's crust, sparks a journey that stretches all the way from ancient Greece to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Plus: What the heck is a dogberg? It's when a dog runs into you and knocks you over. This bit of slang was inspired by a professional wrestler who finished off his oppo…
 
In this episode, we explore the etymology of the most culturally ubiquitous fruit, the apple. Etymologically, the ubiquity of the apple is fitting, since it originally used to refer equally to "apples" as we know them and to "fruits" in general. We also explore the Latin and Greek words for "apple," the derivatives of which are hiding in plain sigh…
 
Before even starting to translate a work, a translator needs to make several important macro-level decisions, such as whether to more closely follow the literal structure of the text or to adapt more freely, especially if the original text does things that are unfamiliar to readers in the destination language but would be familiar to readers in the…
 
Transforming Ethos: Place and the Material in Rhetoric and Writing (Utah State UP, 2020) approaches writing studies from the rhetorical flank, the flank which, for many, is the only flank the discipline has. However, at a time when universities are optimizing structurally and streamlining pedagogically, the book must plead the case for a university…
 
🍋 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://…
 
In this episode, I respond to the common misconception that you can’t learn a language when you get older. Mentioned today: ¿Pero Por Qué? - Beyond the headlines in Latin America. Do You Have A Question?This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask...and I’…
 
After reading How Dead Languages Work (Oxford University Press 2020), Coulter George hopes you might decide to learn a bit of ancient Greek or Sanskrit, or maybe dabble in a bit of Old Germanic. But even if readers of his book aren’t converted into polyglots, they will walk away with an introduction to the (in)famous Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which i…
 
Would you like to learn some new cool Ukrainian slang? Заціни - check out a new advanced podcast episode with plenty of examples of український інтернет-сленг - Ukrainian internet slang! Season 5 of the podcast is entirely in slow simple Ukrainian. For easier episodes with English, check out our earlier episodes (#01-#80). Конспект уроку – lesson n…
 
David Forman talks all things Yiddish at Cornell, and shares some history of the language in New York and the United States in general. אַן אַלרײַטניק# קענען זיך אין די שוואַתצע פּינטעלעך זײַן אַ קענער אין די שוואַרצע פּינטעלעךBy Language Resource Center, Cornell University
 
It's the 2020 Halloween Spooktacular! Scott and Steve examine the connection between rock music and Biblically inspired idioms, “No Rest for the Wicked” and “Ashes to Ashes," with help from special guest Michael Sweet of Stryper. Also, the relationship between David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lil’ Orphan Annie, “They Walk Among Us” about a poisoned …
 
This episode features Avi, who learned conversational Chinese in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here. In our chat with Avi, a Fluent in 3 Mont…
 
I talk to regular guests Diedrick Van Gorp and Allan Crocker about the Zombies of language teaching: what are the ‘bad’ activities, ideas and practices in TEFL that just won’t die? Visit our website: www.tefltraininginstitute.com Support the show - buy me a coffee More about studying the Trinity Diploma in TESOL with Ross…
 
When it’s “all downhill from here,” there’s some ambiguity about whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. A friend of Professor Anne Curzan recently pointed out that the issue with this expression is that it’s almost an auto antonym. That is, a word or expression that can mean its opposite.By rebecca@kruth.org (Rebecca Kruth)
 
Gregory Forth, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Alberta and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has studied the Nage people of the eastern Indonesian island of Flores for more than three decades. In A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path: Animal Metaphors in an Eastern Indonesian Society (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2019), he focuses …
 
The whole group is back together this week. Matt has a ton to unpack involving Cub Scout fundraisers (selfish self-promotion link below for Popcorn sales) and hikes, mandatory high school coach meetings, meeting Help Me Grow as a parent, and calling his local senators to fight for hearing aid insurance changes. He was told a hearing aid for a child…
 
Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you’re destined for. But don’t hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you’re old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you wouldn't have set out.…
 
Today we have Matt Maruca from Ra Optics on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about the light diet, sunglasses, eye gazing, Ra Optics and so on. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Get in Touch with Matt TODAY! WEBSITE- https://raoptics.com FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/raopticsblueblockers/ INSTAGRAM -https://www.instagram.c…
 
In this episode, we talk to Andre Hemker, the new CEO of translation technology company [Wordbee](https://www.wordbee.com/). Andre is also the founder and CEO of the German-based language service provider Wordcraft. Tune in to hear Andre share his forward-thinking thoughts on video localization, the future of translation technology and more.…
 
Today we have Gene Hew from Pyon Vans on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about van life, nature, crypto currency, dream seeds and more. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Get in Touch with Gene TODAY! WEBSITE- https://www.pyonvans.com/#pyonvans INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/pyonvans/ _ STAY IN TOUCH ↣WEBSITE: http://bre…
 
In this new advanced Ukrainian lesson, Anna will share with you some practical tips about you can use смартфон для вивчення мов - your smartphone for language learning. Which one will you try? Season 5 of the podcast is entirely in slow simple Ukrainian. For easier episodes with English, check out our earlier episodes (#01-#80). Конспект уроку – le…
 
In this episode, I walk you through my 8 favourite language learning moment from the last 20 years. 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 lear…
 
Goldy Landau, an EMT and Johns Hopkins University nursing student born and raised in KJ, and Dr. Sholem Berger MD/PhD take your questions about the Coronavirus, and shed light on what could happen going forward in the Hasidic communities currently experiencing a rise in cases. Thanks so much to Goldy and Sholem for participating and answering all t…
 
You motorboating, son of a…, listen to the guys explore the history of two phrases that you probably use, and also learn why Scott and Steve are not plumbers. Plus, kissing Richard Simmons in a mall, a shocking ram fact, and (surprise) men on ships being flogged, you son of a motherless goat. Also, New Slang featuring Finsta, and “Know Your Onions”…
 
Johan Tekfak, creator of Français Authentique, shares how he uses Kaizen and other productivity systems to build his language business and improve his language skills each and every day. Mentioned in this Episode Français Authentique Getting Things Done by David Allen Episode Overview Some of the topics brought up during the interview are: How Joha…
 
If someone urges you to spill the tea, they probably don't want you tipping over a hot beverage. Originally, the tea here was the letter T, as in truth. To spill the T means to pass along truthful information. Plus, some delicious Italian idioms involving food. The Italian phrase that literally translates Eat the soup or jump out the window! means …
 
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