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Linguistics Everyday

Aug 3, 2022

My friend Drew Vendrell comes to share some of his research on human migration in the past and how it affected spoken language patterns, with a huge breadth and scope from sea to shining yangtze.




Apr 10, 2022

Cara and Ed are back to discuss the tumultuous history of the Ukrainian Language!

Some sources:

  • The Ukrainian Language under Totalitarianism and Total War
  • Language Attitudes in Independent Ukraine: Differentiation and Evolution
  • The Ukrainian Language in Education and Mass Media

May 19, 2021

This week we are joined by Kristen, from Wikitongues, and Jon, from Wikimedia Norway, to discuss the upcoming Arctic Knot Conference, taking place from June 24th to 25th, 2021. They discuss the ongoing preservation efforts they are taking with the Sámi languages at the conference.

Mar 2, 2021

Cara and Ed come back from a brief hiatus and tackle Scandinavian Languages! Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Oh My! This episode is Bokmål of Nynorsk stories! A super fun episode, lots of laughs and a bit of language knowledge!

Nov 30, 2020

This week, Cara and Ed discuss all about the languages of Pakistan! We discuss the languages of Punjabi and Urdu in detail, as well as the script of Nastaʿlīq. The paper of the episode is Language Ideology, Identity and the Commodification of Language in the Call Centers of Pakistan by Tariq Rahman.