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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 ...
 
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 (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
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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)
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource. The Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other la ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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, ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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 criticallanguag ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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!
 
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!
 
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Today we have Benji Travis of Video Influencers on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about how we met, being in Kauai, JP Sears, and so on. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Get in Touch with Benji TODAY! BOOK- https://www.amazon.com/YouTube-Secrets-Ultimate-Following-Influencer-ebook/dp/B07GL48G7L FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook…
 
Today we have Rafe Kelley from Evolve Move Play on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about the pig hunting, being in tune with body and surroundings, covid, differences between being good and great, and so on. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Get in Touch with Rafe TODAY! WEBSITE- https://www.evolvemoveplay.com FACEBOOK- https:…
 
Today we have Rafe Kelley from Evolve Move Play on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about the pig hunting, being in tune with body and surroundings, covid, differences between being good and great, and so on. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Get in Touch with Rafe TODAY! WEBSITE- https://www.evolvemoveplay.com FACEBOOK- https:…
 
On this week’s episode the group has their struggles. Michael is unable to join the group as he is stuck in traffic, Michelle’s computer is updating and joining the group via iPad, and Matt didn’t have water for the first 5 minutes of the show! The group responds to a text message about a recent ABA episode. On today’s show, we discuss the impact o…
 
It’s that time of the year again when Darach, Gearóidín and Peadar turn out the lights, hold torches under their chins and tell spooky stories from around Ireland. Horror is, of course, often more about what you don’t see than what you do. What memories or untold dreads stir in your subconscious, woken by our tales of black rabbits, the League of I…
 
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://…
 
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
 
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
 
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’…
 
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’…
 
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. Join David for Yiddish Conversation Hour on Fridays from 12-1pm. 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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”…
 
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