S1 E17: World Refugee Day – Debora Kayembe

Today’s episode is dedicated this episode to World Refugee Day on June 20th, and we have a very special guest for you, Debora Kayembe. Debora grew up in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.She earned her law degree in Kinshasa and began her career as a human rights activist. After interningContinue reading “S1 E17: World Refugee Day – Debora Kayembe”


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 E11: Scottish Gaelic – Prof. Rob Dunbar

Today, we are joined by Prof. Rob Dunbar of the University of Edinburgh. Prior to assuming the Chair of Celtic at Edinburgh in June 2013, he was Senior Research Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Research Director of the inter-university Soillse Research Project. Previously, he was a lecturer then senior lecturerContinue reading “S1 E11: Scottish Gaelic – Prof. Rob Dunbar”

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 E2: Sign Languages – Dr. Helen Koulidobrova

Episode 2 – 15 October 2020 In this episode, we talk with Dr. Helen Koulidobrova who is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English and Director of the Bilingualism and English Language Learning Research Lab at Central Connecticut State University. Helen’s research focuses on sign languages and how people acquire them,Continue reading “S1 E2: Sign Languages – Dr. Helen Koulidobrova”

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”

Introducing… Much Language Such Talk!

Welcome to the Much Language Such Talk podcast! We love languages and know everyone has a connection to the language or languages(!) they speak. Here we’re going to talk about the benefits of learning new languages and what it means for you, your brain, and the world! [Carine:] Hello everybody! Welcome to the introduction ofContinue reading “Introducing… Much Language Such Talk!”