S3 E1: What’s a Polyglot? – Richard Simcott

Welcome back to Season 3 of Much Language Such Talk! To kick off season 3 we have invited a guest that has been on our wish list for a long time. And hold on to your seats because what you’re about to hear is extraordinary. Our guest for today is Richard Simcott. Richard is aContinue reading “S3 E1: What’s a Polyglot? – Richard Simcott”

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S2 E13: Bilingual Literacy – Dr. Holly Joseph

The end of season 2 is here, but we have a great episode for you! In this episode, we’re going to talk about bilingual reading development with a leading expert in the field – Dr Holly Joseph. Holly is an Associate Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development at the Institute of Education, at UniversityContinue reading “S2 E13: Bilingual Literacy – Dr. Holly Joseph”

S2 E12: Language and Emotions – Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele

Welcome back to another episode of MLST! In this episode, we’re going to talk about how our emotions, and identity, are tied to our languages to the leading expert in the field – Jean-Marc Dewaele. Jean-Marc is a Professor of Applied Linguistics & Multilingualism at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics at BirkbeckContinue reading “S2 E12: Language and Emotions – Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele”

S2 E11: Language and Gender- Joe Pearce

Welcome to another episode of Much Language Such Talk! We have been talking about this episode for a long time, and it’s finally here! For this episode, we interviewed Joe Pearce. He is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. His research looks at gender differences in the production and perception of voice qualityContinue reading “S2 E11: Language and Gender- Joe Pearce”

S2 E10: Language and Health – Dr. Thomas Bak

Welcome to another exciting episode of Much Language Such Talk! Did you know that March 27th is International Day of Multilingualism? To celebrate this awesome day we’re joined by Dr. Thomas Bak, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Born and raised in Cracow, Poland, Dr Thomas H Bak studied medicine and worked as aContinue reading “S2 E10: Language and Health – Dr. Thomas Bak”

S2 E9: Language & Art – Marion Geoffray & Dobrochna Futro

Welcome back to another episode of Much Language Such Talk! Today’s episode will be about Language and Art, and how language (learning) can be visualized through art. To discuss this we have invited two wonderful guests: Marion Geoffray and Dobrochna Futro! Marion Geoffray is a performer, theatre-maker, creative practitioner, and she is the artistic directorContinue reading “S2 E9: Language & Art – Marion Geoffray & Dobrochna Futro”

Special Release: Love Languages

Happy Valentines Day! Welcome to our very first special episode, just in time for that international day of love. Have you ever wondered why you use a specific language to express certain emotions? Why it feels so much stronger to more intense to say “I love you” in your first language? In this episode, we’reContinue reading “Special Release: Love Languages”

S2 E8: ConLangs – David J. Peterson and Jessie Sams

Happy new year everybody!For this episode, we will talk about language invention! We are delighted to welcome two of the world’s most renowned conlangers, Jessie Sams and David Peterson. Jessie Sams is a Professor of Linguistics at Stephen F. Austin State University at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication. She generally teaches linguistic coursesContinue reading “S2 E8: ConLangs – David J. Peterson and Jessie Sams”

S2 E7: Language as a Human Right – Fernand de Varennes

This episode is dedicated to Human Rights Day, which we celebrated on Dec 10th.For this, we have invited a very special guest, and we are honoured to have him with us today: Fernand de Varennes.  Prof. de Varennes was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues by the Human Rights Council and assumed hisContinue reading “S2 E7: Language as a Human Right – Fernand de Varennes”

S2 E6: Minoritized Languages – Guillem Belmar Viernes

Did you guys know that it’s estimated that half of the world’s 7000 languages are going to be extinct by the end of this century? Have you ever wondered how this happens, or would you like to know how we can combat this? Then this episode is for you! Our guest today is Guillem BelmarContinue reading “S2 E6: Minoritized Languages – Guillem Belmar Viernes”