Standardized Language Ideology Megan and Carrie talk with Drs. Gaillynn Clements, Visiting Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Duke University, and Marnie Jo Petray, Associate Professor in TESOL at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, about their new edited volume, Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies.
Jamaalapalooza Megan and Carrie talk with Jamaal Muwwakkil, PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Santa Barbara about African American English and racial justice in university and community college.
Hypocritical Oath Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Elena Costello Tzintzun, a newly-minted PhD, about the importance of using heritage language learners as healthcare interpreters and healthcare accessibility.
Accent-uate Your Performance Carrie and Megan talk with Erik Singer, dialect coach to the stars, about what dialect coaches do, how to become one, and his strategies for teaching different accents to actors.
Cult Classic Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her newest book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, out June 15, 2021, how cults use language to entice and keep followers and why cults fascinate us.
Me, Myself and AI Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Emily M. Bender, Professor of Linguistics at University of Washington, about her paper “On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜”, Google firing Drs. Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, two of the co-authors, and the dangers of large language models and NLP. We also briefly discuss Lord Digby Jones and his classism and Alex Scott’s amazing comeback.
The Language of Love Megan and Carrie talk with Natalyn Daniels, Clery Liaison at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Rose Wilkerson, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, about growing up on the Navajo Nation, transferring to Berkeley from community college, sociolinguistics, academic English, standard language ideology and the language of love.
Everybody Wants to Rural the World Carrie and Megan talk to Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King (among others), about his YA books set in Appalachia, why he doesn’t use eye-dialect, and why representation matters.
All Your Meme Are Belong To Us Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Sylvia Sierra about her new book, Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation, intertextuality, memes, and the tropes embedded in internet memes.
Mara Effin Wilson Carrie and Megan talk with Mara Wilson about her voice, her neurodivergence, and the IPA.