Episodes 61-80

Living Languages Megan and Carrie talk to Ebony Joachim, at Living Languages, who runs professional development courses for Indigenous communities in Australia, about her work, language revitalization and documentation, and the languages of Australia.

Irish isn’t Just Decorative Carrie and Megan talk with Gearoidin McEvoy, PhD Candidate in Minority Language Rights Law at Dublin City University and cohost of Motherfoclóir, about Irish and the law.

Practice Makes Easier Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, about native and non-native English and the different levels of effort required to understand each.

Wikitongues Carrie and Megan talk with Daniel Bogre Udell, cofounder of Wikitongues, about language documentation and revitalization.

Cheaper Than Therapy Megan and Carrie chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester, founder of Career Linguist, about the importance of linguistics to the workplace. (Employers: you need us!)

What’s in a Name Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at NYU, about all things names.

Linguistic Injustice Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial.

Bilingualism is. It just is. Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other.

Read between the Vines Carrie and Megan talk with Kendra Calhoun, graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about anti-hegemonic racial humor on Vine.

Chaos and Order Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it.