CARRIE: Welcome to the Vocal Fries Podcast. This is a podcast about linguistic discrimination and how not to be an asshole. I’m Carrie Gillon.
MEGAN: I’m Megan Figueroa. I’m a linguist and that makes me a scientific studier of language. This does not mean that I speak a ton of languages – that’s not what a linguist does. Although there are some linguists that do know a lot of languages, I am NOT one of them. And actually the reason I’m not one of them made me pursue linguistics in the first place. My dad’s first language is Spanish but he decided not to teach me for a variety of reasons that will come up in a later episode – but spoiler alert, it’s based in ethnic discrimination.
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In episode 28, “Means Doesn’t Rhyme with New Orleans”, we 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.
There were a few jargon-y bits so here’s more info:
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In episode 24 “Don’t Mind the Gap”, we speak with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, about the so-called 30 million word gap.
Here is a good starter post about the topic by Dr. Flores on his blog, Educational Linguist. And here is Dr. Flores’ latest blog post, post- Sperry et al. article.
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If you enjoyed our latest episode with Issa Wurie from the Young Free and Coupled podcast, you might want to learn a little bit more about South London grime music and slang. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can find it here.
Here are some artists Issa mentioned:
And Issa provided us with a link for more South London slang.
If you enjoyed our episode on Basque, here is more information on the language. And if you haven’t listened to it yet, you can find it here.
Where is Basque spoken? As Dr. Rodríguez-Ordóñez mentioned, it is spoken in Spain and France.
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