The 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.
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March 10th, 2019 | 52 mins 49 secs
athabaskan, diné, indigeous languages of north america, language, lifeways, linguistics, native american languages, navajo, sociolinguistics, water
Carrie and Megan talk with Nicole Horseherder, Diné from Arizona, about Diné Bizaad (aka Navajo).
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February 24th, 2019 | 49 mins 38 secs
aae, aave, african american linguistics, black english, housing discrimination, linguistics, rbg, sociolinguistics, southern american english
Megan and Carrie talk with Kelly Wright, PhD student at the University of Michigan, about housing discrimination via dialect discrimination.
February 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
aae, aave, african american linguistics, beyoncé, biracial, black english, intonation, key and peele, linguistics, obama, sociolinguistics, vocal fry
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College, about Black English, biracial English, vocal fry, intonation, and the field of Obama linguistics.
January 27th, 2019 | 35 mins 16 secs
baby talk, child directed speech, child language, child language acquisition, children's language, language acquisition, linguistics, motherese, pet directed speech, phonology
Carrie interviews Megan about child language acquisition and why correcting kids' "mistakes" is not worth your time.
January 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 40 secs
colonialism, education, english, language education, linguistics, raciolinguistics, sociolinguistics, spanish
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, about his forthcoming book "Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race".
December 30th, 2018 | 57 mins 51 secs
french, heritage language speakers, heritage languages, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, spanish, swedish
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Abby Bajuniemi about heritage languages and heritage language speakers.
December 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
english, hiphop, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, rap, spanglish, spanish
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Matthew Garley, Assistant Professor at CUNY, York College, about the use of Spanish and Spanglish in rap.
November 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
english, jawn, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, philadelphia, philly
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Betsy Sneller, Postdoc at Georgetown University about all things Philadelphia English.
November 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
Carrie and Megan talk with Tracy O'Brien, literature PhD student at the University of Toronto, about all things Newfoundland. Yes b'y.
October 28th, 2018 | 55 mins 51 secs
carrie gillon, language, linguistic discrimination, linguitics, megan figeuroa, sociolinguistics, vocal fries, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie answer your questions about jerk linguists, the alt right and vocal fry.
October 14th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
bats, halloween, language, linguistics, spooky, wolves
It's another Halloween episode! Megan and Carrie talk about bats, wolves and ... prairie dogs?
September 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Santiago Kalinowski, Director of the the Linguistics Department at the Argentinian Academy of Letters, about lenguaje inclusivo/inclusive language in Spanish.
September 16th, 2018 | 57 mins 42 secs
cajun, french, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, linguistics society of america, louisiana, sociolinguistcs
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nathalie Dajko, Assistant Professor at Tulane University, about varieties of French in Louisiana and the history of French and revitalization efforts in the region.
August 26th, 2018 | 54 mins 43 secs
graden district, language, linguistics, linguistics society of america, lisa sprowls, louisiana, lsa, new orleans, sociolinguistics, yat
Megan and Carrie talk with Lisa Sprowls, PhD student at Tulane University about New Orleans English(es), especially Yat and the Garden District dialects, and speakers perception of New Orleans dialects.
August 12th, 2018 | 51 mins 1 sec
Carrie and Megan talk with Lou Capetta of the Lou Capetta Show with Jay Burke about all things New Jersey, including the Sopranos, the Jersey Shore and water ice.
July 29th, 2018 | 46 mins 40 secs
language, linguistic discrimination, linguitics, sociolinguistics, vocal fries, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie discuss their first year of podcasting, what they've learned from the experience, and how vocal fry will haunt them forever.