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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 ...
 
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 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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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
 
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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 ...
 
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!
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE, with selected new podcasts that will span a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Our Podcasts are designed to act as teaching tools, providing further insight into our content through editor and author commentaries and interviews with special guests. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and ...
 
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 ...
 
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, ...
 
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
 
Often we only get to see one version of someone – and usually only the best. In this fast, funny, frank new podcast series, Dawn O’Porter dives in with a variety of guests to explore all the sides to their stories. Each week, interviewees such as Matt Haig, Sara Pascoe and Scarlett Curtis open up about their highs and lows, their hopes and fears, and their lucky and unlucky moments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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 ...
 
Learn Czech 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 CzechClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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!
 
In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia Lingvo” that anyone anywhere could readily use as a second language: neither forsaking a mother tongue, nor imposing it. In 1889 Zamenhof published an En ...
 
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 ...
 
Tagalog, which is mainly spoken in the Philippines, is one of the most beautiful languages in Asia. Writer and self-confessed language nerd Kris Andres wants to share that beauty with you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating someone from the Philippines, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn something new, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand ...
 
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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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, 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 training c…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Celebrating three years of Something Rhymes With Purple here are our favourite moments from the past 12 months on the pod. Join us as we remind ourselves of the fascinating etymological tales behind words like ‘naff’ and ‘tuxedo’, we relive some of Gyles’ most hair-raising anecdotes, and we explore the tribal language of aircrews and gamers. Plus w…
 
This week's episode features interviews from a pair of our favorite guests. From Ep. 116 True Crime, Scott and Steve chat with the creator and host of Sword and Scale, Mike Boudet. Mike chats about the inception of Sword and Scale, some of the controversies surrounding him and the show, and why we should be paying closer attention to Don Johnson. F…
 
In this episode, Amy strengthens her core understanding of "Pilates" while Ryan wonders how to achieve a new "charisma". 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, curren…
 
Fluent in 3 Months Challenge participant and Italian learner, Louisa, speaks to Benny and Shannon about how she learned as much about herself, as she did about languages, while taking part in the Challenge. Louisa found as many opportunities to personally develop in the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge as she did as learned Italian. We guarantee that a…
 
Old English is the language you think you know until you actually hear or see it. Unlike Shakespearean English or even Chaucer’s Middle English, Old English—the language of Beowulf—defies comprehension by untrained modern readers. Used throughout much of Britain more than a thousand years ago, it is rich with words that haven’t changed (like word),…
 
The word filibuster has a long and colorful history, going back to the days when pirates roamed the high seas. Today it refers to hijacking a piece of legislation. Plus, the language of yoga teachers: When doing a guided meditation, you may hear your instructor speaking in a kind of continuous present, with phrases like Sitting comfortably and Brea…
 
The word filibuster has a long and colorful history, going back to the days when pirates roamed the high seas. Today it refers to hijacking a piece of legislation. Plus, the language of yoga teachers: When doing a guided meditation, you may hear your instructor speaking in a kind of continuous present, with phrases like Sitting comfortably and Brea…
 
In this episode, you'll learn about language exchange and how you can use it to become fluent in a new language. My guest is Brian Heavey, international events organiser and director at Online Language Exchange & Real Events Ireland. Brian has been running language exchange events for 10 years now, with thousands of participants learning languages …
 
In this episode, you'll learn about language exchange and how you can use it to become fluent in a new language. My guest is Brian Heavey, international events organiser and director at Online Language Exchange & Real Events Ireland. Brian has been running language exchange events for 10 years now, with thousands of participants learning languages …
 
We speak with Professor Alan Maley, author of Creativity and English Language Teaching, about how constraints can prompt creativity in teachers and what teachers can do to bring in their lives, interests and personalities to make the classrooms more creative. For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coff…
 
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