Episodes 101-120

John Mary Bill Sue Megan and Carrie talk with Dr Hadas Kotek, a linguist at Apple, about two of her papers: Gender bias in linguistics textbooks: Has anything changed since Macaulay & Brice 1997? and Gender bias and stereotypes in linguistic example sentences.

Reawakening Pentlatch Carrie and Megan talk with the Working Pentlatch Revitalization team (Mathew Andreatta, Jessie Recalma, Chief Michael Recalma, and Dr Su Urbanczyk) about their work on reawakening Pentlatch, a Coast Salish language on Vancouver Island.

Make Grammar Cool Again Megan and Carrie talk with Drs Andreea Calude and Laurie Bauer about their new textbook Mysteries of English Grammar: A Guide to Complexities of the English Language and their edited volume Questions about Language: What Everybody Should Know about Language in the 21st Century.

The Rickford Files Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. John Rickford, emeritus professor at Stanford, about his memoir, Speaking my Soul: Race, Life and Language, growing up in Guyana, moving to the United States, and his love of linguistics and Black Talk.

Bulls, apes, bats and chickens Megan and Carrie talk with Kory Stamper, lexicographer extraordinaire, about the history and use of the word “bullsh*t”.

The Duct Tape of Language Carrie and Megan talk with Sarah Marshall about bimbos, vocal fry, the word “like” and many other things.

The Evil Sorting Hat of Whiteness Megan and Carrie talk with Dr JPB Gerald, host of Unstandardized English, a podcast about language teaching, race, and whiteness,  about his new book Antisocial Language Teaching: English and the Pervasive Pathology of Whiteness.

Cruz Control Carrie and Megan talk with Maureen Kosse, linguistics PhD student at University of Colorado Boulder, about her paper “Ted Cruz Cucks Again”,  the origins and meaning of “cuck”,  white supremacy, antisemitism, and the alt-right.

Brasse pa lamèrd Megan and Carrie talk with Jonathan “radbwa faroush” Myers and Adrien Guillory-Chatman, members of the first Wikitongues cohort, about Kouri-Vini, aka Louisiana Creole, a French Creole spoken mainly in Louisiana. 

Dr G Squared Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Geneva Smitherman/Dr G about her book My Soul Look Back In Wonder, narrative essays about her race, gender, class, and linguistic consciousness as a member of the Black Power Generation of the 1960s and 70s.

The Freeze Peach Paradox Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Dennis Baron, Emeritus Professor of English at  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, about his newest book You Can’t Always Say What You Want: The Paradox of Free Speech.