Lingthusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics

By Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne

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

  1. 1.
    57: Making machines learn Fon and other African languages - Interview with Masakhane
    37:19
  2. 2.
    56: Not NOT a negation episode
    31:40
  3. 3.
    55: R and R-like sounds - Rhoticity
    40:45
  4. 4.
    54: How linguists figure out the grammar of a language
    41:16
  5. 5.
    53: Listen to the imperatives episode!
    42:02
  6. 6.
    52: Writing is a technology
    37:48
  7. 7.
    51: Small talk, big deal
    41:18
  8. 8.
    50: Climbing the sonority mountain from A to P
    41:28
  1. 9.
    49: How translators approach a text
    33:36
  2. 10.
    48: Who you are in high school, linguistically speaking - Interview with Shivonne Gates
    44:44
  3. 11.
    47: The happy fun big adjective episode
    38:26
  4. 12.
    46: Hey, no problem, bye! The social dance of phatics
    37:43
  5. 13.
    45: Tracing languages back before recorded history
    38:57
  6. 14.
    44: Schwa, the most versatile English vowel
    32:17
  7. 15.
    43: The grammar of singular they - Interview with Kirby Conrod
    42:53
  8. 16.
    42: What makes a language “easy”? It’s a hard question
    39:41
  9. 17.
    41: This time it gets tense - The grammar of time
    35:25
  10. 18.
    40: Making machines learn language - Interview with Janelle Shane
    44:14
  11. 19.
    39: How to rebalance a lopsided conversation
    33:25
  12. 20.
    38: Many ways to talk about many things - Plurals, duals and more
    32:32
  13. 21.
    37: Smell words, both real and invented
    36:25
  14. 22.
    36: Villages, gifs, and children: Researching signed languages in real-world contexts with Lynn Hou
    39:39
  15. 23.
    35: Putting sounds into syllables is like putting toppings on a burger
    29:27
  16. 24.
    34: Emoji are Gesture Because Internet
    30:30
  17. 25.
    33: Why spelling is hard — but also hard to change
    32:22
  18. 26.
    32: You heard about it but I was there - Evidentiality
    33:20
  19. 27.
    31: Pop culture in Cook Islands Māori - Interview with Ake Nicholas
    39:54
  20. 28.
    30: Why do we gesture when we talk?
    33:18
  21. 29.
    29: The verb is the coat rack that the rest of the sentence hangs on
    38:05
  22. 30.
    28: How languages influence each other - Hannah Gibson interview on Swahili, Rangi & Bantu languages
    35:05
  23. 31.
    27: Words for family relationships: Kinship terms
    34:57
  24. 32.
    26: Why do C and G come in hard and soft versions? Palatalization
    34:38
  25. 33.
    25: Every word is a real word
    37:31
  26. 34.
    24: Making books and tools speak Chatino - Interview with Hilaria Cruz
    38:15
  27. 35.
    23: When nothing means something
    35:25
  28. 36.
    22: This, that and the other thing - Determiners
    36:08
  29. 37.
    21: What words sound spiky across languages? Interview with Suzy Styles
    37:37
  30. 38.
    20: Speaking Canadian and Australian English in a British-American binary
    38:56
  31. 39.
    19: Sentences with baggage - Presuppositions
    36:43
  32. 40.
    18: Translating the untranslatable
    38:11
  33. 41.
    17: Vowel Gymnastics
    39:20
  34. 42.
    16: Learning parts of words - Morphemes and the wug test
    33:06
  35. 43.
    15: Talking and thinking about time
    32:05
  36. 44.
    14: Getting into, up for, and down with prepositions
    36:38
  37. 45.
    13: What Does it Mean to Sound Black? Intonation and Identity Interview with Nicole Holliday
    43:48
  38. 46.
    12: Sounds you can’t hear - Babies, accents, and phonemes
    29:36
  39. 47.
    11: Layers of meaning - Cooperation, humour, and Gricean Maxims
    33:32
  40. 48.
    10: Learning languages linguistically
    38:54
  41. 49.
    09: The bridge between words and sentences - Constituency
    39:17
  42. 50.
    08: People who make dictionaries
    31:05

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