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”


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”

S1 E16: Languages for All – Thomas Chaurin

Thomas Chaurin holds a Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language from the University of Rennes 2. He has an extensive experience in language teaching, language teachers’ training, curriculum development, the Common European Framework of Reference for languages and its applications (e.g. European Language Portfolio, Reference Level Descriptors, international language qualifications, European Profiling Grid),Continue reading “S1 E16: Languages for All – Thomas Chaurin”

S1 E14: Spanish Language – Dr. Carlos Soler Montes

To celebrate Spanish Language Day on 23 April, we are joined by Dr. Carlos Soler Montes. Carlos is a Lecturer at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches Hispanic Linguistics and advanced Spanish Language courses. He started working at The University of Edinburgh in 2015 as a Teaching Fellow and e-LearningContinue reading “S1 E14: Spanish Language – Dr. Carlos Soler Montes”

S1 E13: Bilingualism & Autism – Dr. Bérengère Digard & Sonny Hallett

In this episode, in honour of World Autism Awareness month, we are joined by Dr Bérengère Digard and Sonny Hallett to talk about Austin and Bilingualism in research and real life. Dr Bérengère Digard has just finished her PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focused on how being bilingualism shapes theContinue reading “S1 E13: Bilingualism & Autism – Dr. Bérengère Digard & Sonny Hallett”

S1 E12: Language, Race & Ethnicity – Nandi Sims

Today we are joined by Nandi Sims. Nandi is a PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University in the Department of Linguistics. Her primary interests lie in language variation and change stemming from situations of ethnic contact in the US. To explore the variation related to social identities, institutional ideologies, and the hegemonic structure ofContinue reading “S1 E12: Language, Race & Ethnicity – Nandi Sims”

S1 E10: Language and Identity – Dr. Katerina Strani

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Katerina Strani who is an Associate Professor and Head of Cultural Studies at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University. Katerina has a background in Languages and Politics, having taught translation and interpreting for 10 years, and worked as a freelance translator, interpreter andContinue reading “S1 E10: Language and Identity – Dr. Katerina Strani”

S1 E9: Byelingual: Attrition – Prof. Monika Schmid

In this episode, we are joined by Prof. Monika S. Schmid from the University of Essex. Monika obtained her PhD in English Linguistics in 2000 from the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. The topic of her thesis was First Language Attrition, Use and Maintenance: the case of German Jews in Anglophone Countries – and currently Monika’s workContinue reading “S1 E9: Byelingual: Attrition – Prof. Monika Schmid”