Water is Life Shownotes

The Vocal Fries Podcast

Date: March 11, 2019

Episode: 41

Title: Water is Life

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In this episode of Water is Life, we talk with Nicole Horseherder about Diné Bizaad (aka Navajo), water and bilingual education.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Diné Bizaad (Navajo)
  • Water
  • Bilingual education
  • The Diné verb

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In this episode, we discussed the complexity of the Diné verb. Carrie wrote an addendum about it, but if you’re really interested in it, here are some books on the topic (which you might be able to find in bookstores other than Amazon or in university libraries; hit us up if you need help locating them)

Nicole Horseherder talks more about the importance of water in this short documentary:

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Check Out Some Other Lingpods

  • En Clair – a podcast about forensic linguistics (super interesting and fun!)
  • Talk the Talk – a podcast about all things linguistics (and we even have a bonus episode where we interview them)
  • Lingthusiasm – the podcast that is enthusiastic about linguistics (we interview them on a regular episode)
  • Accentricity – a podcast about accents and other linguistic features
  • The Troublesome Terps – a podcast about interpreters and interpreting (we interview each other on a regular episode)

Feel free to suggest more to add to this list!

Need a Presenter?

  • Carrie can talk about indigenous languages of North America (particularly Salish, Inuit and Algonquian), semantics, syntax or the mathy side of language
  • Megan can talk about child language acquisition, bilingual language acquisition and Spanish/Spanglish
  • Both of the Vocal Fries can talk about all things linguistic discrimination, particularly vocal fry


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