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

Basque-ing in the European Sun Transcript

Carrie Gillon: Hi and welcome to the Vocal Fries Podcast, the podcast about linguistic discrimination. Megan Figueroa: I'm Megan Figueroa. Carrie Gillon: And I'm Carrie Gillon. And we have a little bit of housekeeping to do, so, once again, we have a Patreon now, and last month, our new patrons? Megan Figueroa: Yeah. Carrie Gillon: … Continue reading Basque-ing in the European Sun Transcript

We’re Ghana Talk English Transcript

Carrie Gillon: Hi and welcome to the Vocal Fries podcast, the podcast about linguistic discrimination. Megan Figueroa: I'm Megan Figueroa. Carrie Gillon: And I'm Carrie Gillon. Just a few housekeeping things before we begin. Just a reminder that we have a Patreon now and at different levels you get different rewards. So at the one … Continue reading We’re Ghana Talk English Transcript

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