Episode 48: Choice is good; Justice is better Addendum

Now that you’ve listened to our latest episode about the language surrounding reproductive justice, Choice is good, Justice is better with Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson (you can also find her on Twitter: @mary_caitlyn), here are some resources to check out re: reproductive rights, reproductive justice, and abortion. Sister Song WOC Reproductive Justice Collective defines Reproductive Justice as “the human right to maintain … Continue reading Episode 48: Choice is good; Justice is better Addendum

Water is Life Addendum: The Diné Bizaad (Navajo) Verb

As noted on Episode 42: Water is Life, the verb in Diné Bizaad is quite complicated. For example: ch’íshidiniɫdazh ‘someone jerked me outdoors’ This verb is made up of a stem (-dazh) and a bunch of prefixes (things attached to the front of something).                                                                                                          verb stem ch’í                             shi       di                       … Continue reading Water is Life Addendum: The Diné Bizaad (Navajo) Verb

Addendum: On the Basis of Voice

On the latest episode of The Vocal Fries, Megan and Carrie talk with Kelly Wright, PhD student at the University of Michigan, about housing discrimination via dialect discrimination. You can find more information about Kelly on her website, and you can follow her on Twitter @raciolinguistic. Listen to her speak about accent and advancement in the American workplace … Continue reading Addendum: On the Basis of Voice

Addendum: Bilingualism isn’t just for white kids

This week we chat with Dr. Abby Bajuniemi about Heritage language speakers. Dr. Bajuniemi has a PhD in Hispanic linguistics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is a former professor who has worked directly with heritage language speakers and we were thrilled to have her on the show. Dr. Bajuniemi shared some resources with us … Continue reading Addendum: Bilingualism isn’t just for white kids

Addendum 31: Bat Signals

If you listened to our episode about bat communication, you might want to read the actual science behind animals and animal communication. (And don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!) Bats communicate (and argue) a lot (original article including supplementary information) Prairie dogs communicate too Alpha wolves don't exist (in the wild) Rats carry disease … Continue reading Addendum 31: Bat Signals

Episode 31: Todos/Todas/Todes Addendum

In our latest episode, we chat with Dr. Santiago Kalinowski, the Director of the Linguistics Department at the Argentinian Academy of Letters. We get into the topic of lenguaje inclusivo/inclusive language in Spanish. Spanish is a “morphologically rich” language… That is to say, unlike English, nouns encode grammatical gender–masculine and feminine–so, any modifying adjectives or … Continue reading Episode 31: Todos/Todas/Todes Addendum