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”


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”

S2 E5: Language in Everyday Life – Dr. Isabelle Barth

For today’s episode, we have invited Dr. Isabelle Barth. Isabelle is originally from France, and works as a consultant in languages, plurilingual education and intercultural communication. Isabelle conducts research on family language policies, in particular how they affect families with mixed cultural backgrounds and migrant families. In addition to her research, she founded the MultilingualContinue reading “S2 E5: Language in Everyday Life – Dr. Isabelle Barth”

S2 E4: Child Bilingualism – Dr. Sharon Unsworth

After a wee break, we are back with another great episode on a topic we get a lot of questions about: child bilingualism! For this episode, we invited Dr. Sharon Unsworth, who is a lecturer and researcher on second language acquisition at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on how to best raiseContinue reading “S2 E4: Child Bilingualism – Dr. Sharon Unsworth”

S1 E15: Multilingual Families – Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold & Korina Topalidou

For the International Day of Families, we have two special guests: Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold and Korina Topalidou. Ute is a multilingual Family Language Consultant and Intercultural Communication Trainer at Ute’s International Lounge. Ute holds a PhD in Romance Philology and has taught Italian historical linguistics at the Department of Romance Studies of the University ofContinue reading “S1 E15: Multilingual Families – Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold & Korina Topalidou”

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 E3: The women who keep Bilingualism Matters rolling – Dr. Katarzyna Przybycien & Christy Brewster

Episode 3 – 29 October 2020In this episode, we talk with the two members of staff at the Edinburgh Bilingualism Matters (BM) office, Dr. Katarzyna (Kat) Przybycien and Christy Brewster. Before joining BM, both Kat and Christy were navigating life, family, and work as bilinguals across many countries and continents! Christy Brewster is the Bilingualism Matters Centre’s Administrator,Continue reading “S1 E3: The women who keep Bilingualism Matters rolling – Dr. Katarzyna Przybycien & Christy Brewster”

S1 E1: Bilingualism Matters – Prof. Antonella Sorace

Episode 1 – 1 October 2020 In our first-ever episode, we interview Prof. Antonella Sorace. Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a world-leading authority and has published widely in the field of bilingualism across the lifespan, where she brings together methods from linguistics, experimental psychology, and cognitiveContinue reading “S1 E1: Bilingualism Matters – Prof. Antonella Sorace”