Silly Linguistics - A podcast about language, society and culture
Summary: Silly Linguistics is a podcast about language. We take a broader look at language. What are some of the ways language influences the world, and how does the world influence language? What role does language fulfill in society? Is language preservation important? How do we preserve language and why should we do it? These are just some of the topics covered on the podcast. Don't forget to check us out at http://sillylinguistics.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/sillylinguistics/
Wow! This turned out to be way longer than I thought it would be, but the whole chat was awesome so I just left it all in. Get drink, get a snack, sit back and enjoy the chat
I ask Nikolay Nikolov a bunch of language related questions. The questions are grouped into easy, medium and hard questions. Play along and see how many you can get.
I talk with Ignacio about the origin of language and also ask "What is language" and how does it differ from what animals do to communicate.
I ask a series of increasingly difficult language related questions to Erik from Camp Netherside and see how many he can get right. We also discuss the questions and have a bit of a chat at the end of the quiz.
I speak to the creator and host of the History of English Podcast, Kevin Stroud and talk to him about why he decided to make a podcast and how we went about doing it.
I talk to Ignacio Bergkamp who is an English teacher to Spanish native speakers. I talk about what his life is like as an English teacher and what sorts of problems he runs into as a language teacher and how his job has affected his language life.
We discuss how we got into languages, which languages we have learned, and how we went about learning them. We then discuss some of the many ways dialects of a language can differ from one another.
We discuss related languages, from the Scandanavian languages, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese, to Arabic's groups of dialects to Chinese languages.
Check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sillylinguistics/ And check out the website http://sillylinguistics.com/ We talk about language in education, East Asian languages, preserving minority languages and we touch on conlangs
Check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sillylinguistics/ And check out the website http://sillylinguistics.com/ In this episode, we talk about Google Translate, websites for learning languages and how to organise your conlang