Episode 28: Means Doesn’t Rhyme with New Orleans Addendum

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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Episode 24: Don’t Mind the Gap Addendum

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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Episode 20: Calling London Addendum

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.



Episode 15: Basque-ing in the European Sun Addendum

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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Episode 11: French (Canadian) Fries Addendum

If you found our episode on Canadian French interesting, we have more information below. If you haven’t listened yet, find it here.

What are the “weird” French vowels? Dr. Rosen was talking about the front rounded vowels. English has a few back rounded vowels (e.g., /u/ ‘oo’ as in boot; /o/ ‘oh’ as in boat) but no front rounded vowels. French has rounded counterparts to /i/ ‘ee’: /y/ (try making an ‘ee’ sound and then pursing your lips), /e/ ‘ay’ as in bay: /ø/, and /ɛ/ as in led: /œ/.

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