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Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. You can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Canada ...
 
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 hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want more Purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or by heading to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms for ad-f ...
 
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.
 
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
 
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!
 
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!
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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!
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and is the founder of the StoryLearning® method. 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, Learn Ar ...
 
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.
 
🍋 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 ...
 
Are you looking for a well-structured and easily accessible Ukrainian language course that can easily fit into your life? Ukrainian Lessons Podcast is exactly what its name says: Lessons of Ukrainian in the format of a podcast. This means you can enjoy learning Ukrainian with a real teacher from the comfort of your car, on your morning jog, or while cooking. All podcast lessons are free ― and if you enjoy it and want to dig deeper, subscribe to the premium membership to receive PDF lesson no ...
 
Learn Urdu along with Shireen and the rest of the Urdu Seekhiye community. Check out the website for other free goodies, and video lessons on the Urdu Alphabet! https://urduseekhiye.com. Be sure to follow US on your favorite social media platform! Want to suggest ideas for the podcast or the Urdu Seekhiye channel? Email US at shireen@urduseekhiye.com. If you know anyone who might benefit from this podcast, consider sharing it! If you are benefiting from it, please leave us a review on iTunes ...
 
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!
 
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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A new book about how animals perceive their environment reveals immense worlds beyond our own. A bee can see ultraviolet light, catfish have taste buds all over their bodies, and manatees use highly sensitive lips to examine nearby objects. Also, what’s the relationship between romantic novels and Romance languages? Plus, sometimes buying gingerbre…
 
A chat with Dr Kelly Wright, who’s been working on… well, really a lot. Kelly is at the juncture of a lot of areas we’re keen on. Oxford’s effort to document African-American English? She’s been there. Doing lexicography with the American Dialect Society? She’s on it. The LSA’s social media committee? She… was on it. And she’s been looking into a n…
 
We use questions to ask people for information (who’s there?), but we can also use them to make a polite request (could you pass me that?), to confirm social understanding (what a game, eh), and for stylistic effect, such as ironic or rhetorical questions (who knows!). In this episode, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch get enthusiastic…
 
In this interview with linguist Danny Bate, we go deep on all things gender––grammatical gender, that is. Why do some languages have gender while others don't? Where does gender come from? What is the function of gender? To get 50% off your first month of Lingoda courses, follow this link: https://try.lingoda.com/Words_Nov…
 
Thanksgiving and the World Cup conspired to interfere with the recording schedule. So you get a RETRO episode. Dan finds the Christmas season to be the spookiest of all, so he has selected episode 127: Penny Dreadful as this week's topic. It originally aired October 6, 2021. Dan is an uncultured swine and did not know what a Penny Dreadful was. Sha…
 
The movies I mentioned are Language Lessons with Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass, along with Wakanda Forever. The actress I mentioned who spoke 5 languages in Wakanda Forever is Lupita Nyong'o.Enjoy this episode! Contact me @polyglotazren or at https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/contact if you have any comments or questions.…
 
Today we have Jake Levine and Chef Lance on the podcast. It's a great conversation, I really think you'll enjoy todays show! Links: https://sovereigntarian.com AFFILIATE LINKS http://www.tribevitamins.com/ http://www.ishoppurium.com/BreakingNormal STAY IN TOUCH ↣WEBSITE: http://breakingnormal.com ↣FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DanielEisenman ↣…
 
In Indexicalism: The Metaphysics of Paradox (Edinburgh UP, 2021), Hilan Bensusan clarifies the logic and structure of an essentially situated and indexical metaphysics that is paradoxical and can also be regarded as a chapter in the critique of metaphysics. Bensusan articulates a metaphysical view of the other – both human and non-human, in what Me…
 
It’s a chock-a-block episode today as we dive into the chocolate box to discover how our favourite fillings got their names. We’ll hear the ‘sweet’ story that gave us the Praline, what a horse's lower jaw and Ganache have in common and why the strong smelling fungus and the lovely truffle filling are etymological twins. Susie takes us back to unive…
 
Benny explains how language exchanges work by describing his own experience with the MundoLingo events. He covers how events are organised to make language recognition easy, shares how the set-up is ideal even for introverts, and mentions a few tips to make the most about the event. To ask Benny a question, leave a comment on Instagram (@languageha…
 
Reward yourself for what you can do in your target language. Don’t criticize yourself for what you can’t do. There are moments when you feel disappointed. Ignore these moments of self-doubt. Give yourself credit for staying active with the language, a guarantee of eventual success.By Steve Kaufmann
 
Inspired by Steve's entrance into the world of barbershop quartets, learn about everyone's (with the exception of Mexico) favorite door knock, plus life (and hair) lessons from the Love Boat, a black market high school barber, a visit to Lizzo's Instagram comments, and the latest victim of Pete Davidson's BDE - Dionne Warwick. THE SPEAKCIES SHOW Be…
 
Come discover which Italian explorer gave his name to the continent of America, why Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love and why you “Take the T” when in Boston as we travel down the East Coast of America. Susie shares further adventures from her time in Princeton and Gyles gives us a healthy dose of name-drops with an American flavour. We lo…
 
This episode includes a Black Friday promotion. Follow this link to get the Black Friday price. Check out all our Black Friday deals on 50+ languages here. How can language learning happen through reading stories? Olly Richards, creator of the Uncovered Language Courses, is back on the Language Hacking Podcast to answer the question above. Olly sha…
 
Some college students are using the word loyalty as a synonym for monogamy. Are the meanings of these words now shifting? Plus, a biologist discovers a new species of bat, then names it after a poet he admires. Also, warm memories of how a childhood library card becomes a passport to new worlds. And: for a spell vs. cast a spell, thaw vs. unthaw, t…
 
Steve Kaufmann is a hyperpolyglot who has learned more than 20 languages (!!!) and the founder of LingQ, an online language learning platform that helps you acquire languages using content you love. He was my second guest on the Language Mastery Show way back in 2009, and returns 13 years later to offer new insights and encouragement for independen…
 
In our season finale, Ann Goldstein, renowned translator of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, gives a master class in the art and business of translation. Ann speaks to Duke scholar Saskia Ziolkowski and host Aarthi Vadde about being the face of the Ferrante novels, and the curious void that she came to fill in the public imagination in light of …
 
Jak dlouho znáš slowczech? Víš, co všechno slowczech dělá? Teď na konci roku 2022 máme víc než 20 skvělých lektorek. A protože být freelancer je osamělé, spolupracujeme a inspirujeme se. Pro tebe máme individuální kurzy, mini skupiny, skupinove kurzy, WhatsApp kurzy, self-study programy, ebooky, videa na YouTube, a… nově taky tričko! Tričko s desig…
 
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