What people will sometimes do is they’ll pick an emoji like a person emoji that looks kind of like them and they will say “okay great, this one stands for me” you know. Bonus episodes on Patreon We want to let you do more than just listen to Lingthusiasm — we want to bring you into the conversation. Lauren: So I guess the important thing is to unpack “a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics”. I got namechecked in the hovertext of an xkcd comic this month, which may have resulted in more congratulatory messages from friends than when my book was reviewed in the New York Times, so, … Lauren: The story I like the most about Esperanto, and its optimistic naivety, was that there were a whole bunch of people in commerce who were like “Esperanto. There’s nothing ethnic, there’s nothing particularly linguistic, it’s purely that the Victorians and the New South Welsh will find any reason to disagree and we don’t always have that many so we were reduced to bickering over fried food. Because the idea is if you speak your non-native language then you’re sure what you’re saying and the other person can understand you better. New episodes (free!) But actually, beyond the fact that as far as we can tell every society seems to have gestures, a lot of what we presume is universal about gesture is partly based on this iconicity. We need to maintain the ‘authenticity’ of these Blissymbols. There’s a limit to how much meaning can be obvious because we have all these abstract things that we mean and lots of stuff that we talk about is not picture-able. This has become a Lingthusiasm annual tradition, and we always see a jump in the stats thanks to your recommendations: thank you! Their episode ‘Sounds you can’t hear - Babies, accents, and phonemes ... Arts Ed & LIPA. But it’s always this allure of something utopian or easier – if everyone just spoke the same language then then there’d be world peace because we’d all just get along. Lauren: basically. Lauren: so a lot of people now are like 'well you know we’re basically there with English so let’s just make English the universal language’. And they also say, you know, you either have to arrive knowing English and Russian or they put you through an intensive language training course. One war that kind of flames up every few years is something known as the 'potato cake / potatoes scallop’ war. So we’re going to kind of break down those two pieces of the wish for everyone to speak one language. Gretchen: I’m kind of baffled by this because I’m Canadian and I have both the item potato cake and potato scallop they just refer to different things. You think 'Wow! It’s been lightly edited for readability. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your … 48: Who you are in high school, linguistically speaking - Interview with Shivonne Gates. Lingthusiasm Episode 1: Speaking a single language won’t bring about world peace Wouldn’t it solve so many problems in the world if everyone just spoke the same language? A disused RAF bomber base, with one of the longest runways in the country, currently covers a large area near the village of Throckmorton. the third Thursday of the month. Commentaire. No signup or install needed. Lauren: well i think it was part of this bigger personal brand that he had as this cheerful guy who was going to solve the world’s communications problems through a language –  that was all about visual iconic imagery. DMCA; Film Streaming HD … Troublesome Terps Episode 1 - Dictionaries on LegsInterpreters vs Machines Can Interpreters Survive in an AI-Dominated World?In-person, remote and machine interpreting: A challengeWhat Buyers need to know about speech translation devicesWhat Interpreters need to know about Machine InterpretingNo, Mr Robot, you can't have my job (but you can help me) 1 hr 13 min; 24 … I’m Gretchen … For one, Esperanto is not totally neutral. We thought for a long time for that index finger pointing was the the default universal way to point. Or, we know that some people in some cultures because of various taboos or because of style preferences will point with their eyes or their eyebrows, and there’s a whole collection of different handshapes you can use to point in indigenous communities in Central Australia. Gretchen: I mean, it kind of reminds me of, like, you do get trade languages back you know kind of pre-space-age. Gretchen: yeah the other thing I think is, because, I mean it’s not like Blissymbols had caught on elsewhere (Lauren: nope), and I think that kind of speaks to this hope. Lingthusiasm Parts Of Speech Check It Out Maths Reflection Literature Language Science Feelings Words 22: This, that and the other thing - determiners It definitely has a strong Romance language kind of vibe to it. No we can’t do that. Gretchen: Yeah! Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? If you both speak the language you’re not as fluent in then you arrive at a level where where people can be sure that the other person’s understanding and there’s kind of this hybrid English Russian language I think that’s developed not a full-fledged language but kind of a. Gretchen: this space pidgin that the astronauts need to speak with each other and I don’t know if anyone’s written a grammar of this, I hope is the case that someone has written a grammar of space pidgin. It’s a hard question to learn all about the relative difficulty of language learning at all ages, and how to use your favourite activities to help. With Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer, 791 episodes, 18 ratings & reviews. A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). Leave linguists chatting for a while and you’ll eventually have them plotting the … Gretchen: both of them are the the right thing. Comments 0. Special times call for special episodes. Lauren: you’re got to have a backup job Gretchen. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts. In this episode of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne get enthusiastic about the relationship of the translator and the text. Gretchen: yeah, so I don’t know if you and I count because we know a few words of Esperanto, or if you have to be like a more dedicated enthusiasts. Gretchen: and I can be found at GretchenAMcC on Twitter and my blog is AllThingsLinguistic.com. Because as anybody who has spoken Spanish or something knows, sometimes you really do want to be able to distinguish between a group that’s gender mixed or gender neutral and a group that is specifically only a plural of males. I should happily say that I agree and I’m perhaps more realistic about the realities of humanity when it comes to an idealistic concept like this. Have they never had arguments? So people will point with an open hand which means a collection, I’m pointing at a collection of things. Not so fast! If you go to a fish-and-chip shop in Australia a particular menu item that’s available is a large disk of potato that’s deep fried and it’s very tasty and it’s great like everyone should want to eat them. Lauren: Welcome to Lingthusiasm! yes!”? Gretchen: I mean pretty much, yeah, if you go on astronaut training recruitment you know forums, which I have gone on for research for this episode…. So like the Esperanto word for dog is something like ‘hundo’ which is a Germanic word like 'hound’ – it’s not something like 'chien’ or something like that. Esperanto is a widely spoken universal language. A disused RAF bomber base, with one of the longest runways in the country, currently covers a large area near the village of Throckmorton. It's one of the … Every Miss America contestant does want world peace, but that’s because we do want peace, we do want people to be able to get along, least in theory. Lauren: they were insufficiently peaceful. you know “I would like you to do this" or “I’m going to the store now”. ‎A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). We were also featured on Language Log and Linguist List and got a great endorsement from a listener. Lauren: So Zamenhof was like a complete idealist. And there’s a couple of issues with different parts of this. I also think that we protect our hopes for humanity on it. Which, if you compare it to previous linguists in film (being obnoxious to poor flower girls, for example) is a vast improvement. And there’s also one in radio telephony it’s the International Phonetic Alphabet – that’s not the linguistic phonetic alphabet, it’s the 'Alpha Bravo Charlie’ one. Gretchen: yeah, like people get married and then they get divorced it’s not because they don’t speak the same language, it’s because they have irreconcilable differences. Lauren teaches linguistics in Australia and co-hosts the Lingthusiasm podcast with Gretchen McCulloch. Whether you’re teaching at a university, high school, online course, or other institution, Lingthusiasm is a fun way to introduce foundational concepts in linguistics, provide background or … But actually it also does have a lot of words from Slavic languages and from Germanic languages as well. The contributors: Most of the people who appear on this … So in Spanish you have a word like 'niño’ which can mean 'boy’ or 'child’ whereas 'niña’ means 'girl’ – but 'niños’ can mean either 'boys’ or 'children’ so you have to do like extra stuff you want to talk about a group of boys specifically. Available wherever you listen to podcasts A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics. Lingthusiasm is on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.Email us at lingthusiasm [at] gmail [dot] com. Get an email when a new episode of Lingthusiasm comes out: To support Lingthusiasm, and listen to bonus episodes, visit. I’m Lauren Gawne. So it was constructed to be a sort of neutral language that would supposedly be easy to learn and not reflective of any particular nationality, because it was created to be this independent things which wasn’t like learning a language associated with a particular country. And today we’re going to be talking about universal language and why it doesn’t work. Lingthusiasm is a brand-new podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and Gretchen McCulloch of All Things Linguistic.In this first episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren discuss the “one language equals peace” fallacy, and whether speaking the same words means that people will necessarily agree with each other (spoiler: no). And Esperanto is interesting because it’s a conlang. Gretchen: at a larger scale, I think people see things like these trade languages or aviation English or like international symbols for the Olympics where you can see the symbol and see o”kay which sporting event does this refer to”? More ideas from . Episode 5 of Lingthusiasm went up! Lauren: For more lingthusiasm, and links to all the resources and media mentioned in this episode, go to lingthusiasm-dot-com. Great idea. But it’s not going to automatically give you an entire vocabulary in another language, because there’s a lot of stuff that’s not obviously iconic. The idea being that everyone can understand each other and living in peace and harmony. Gretchen: because I was that kid. We look at how linguists go about determining whether a language has tense at all, and if so, how many tenses it has, from two tenses (like English past and non-past), to three tenses (past, present, and future), to further tenses, like remote … Gretchen: it has a Romance kind of look because it tends to have this kind of consonant vowel sequences like Romance languages do. This episode was made to raise money for Social Bite, a social enterprise who are providing emergency food packages for people who are struggling financially during the Covid-19 outbreak – people in food poverty, and those who have lost work due to the crisis. They sent out copies of the book all over the world thinking – this is the 1940s-1950 – that he was going to revolutionize the way people connected and communicated and no one took it up. Transcript Lingthusiasm Episode 1: Speaking a single language won’t bring about world peace This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Conversation analysts talk about a spectrum of how we take turns in conversation: some people are more high-involvement, while other people are more high-considerateness, depending on how much time you prefer to elapse between someone else’s turn and … Gretchen: this is what 12 year old Gretchen did when she was encountering a language. Lauren: you have people who have grown up in exactly the same linguistic environment. Gretchen: he was a big idealist. But actually, Australia is amazingly linguistically diverse and amazingly full of cultural diversity and I think sometimes people can get so caught up in thinking that one language will solve all of these problems that we run the risk of attempting to homogenize or losing really wonderful diversity. Another one that I find is very cool which is less about “let’s just do everything in English”, but it’s still got this high-stakes aspect is on the ISS. In this first episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren discuss the “one language equals peace” fallacy, and whether speaking the same words means that people will necessarily agree with each other (spoiler: no). Gretchen: yeah I had a had a piano teacher once who would just at point with everything with his middle finger and I was thinking “I know you’re just pointing to the stuff but I’m really distracted right now”. Inspiration, intrigue, advice – whatever you’re looking for in a podcast, CIOL staff, volunteers and members have it covered.The AllusionistThe Allusionist is the podcast for language nerds. Lauren: I get this a lot as well when I talk to people about gesture, and people are like 'ah gestures are the great universal thing that humans have’ or 'you know when I travel I don’t learn to speak the local language because we can get by with gesturing’. Not so fast! Gretchen: do people who think that if we all spoke the same language we’d get along, have they ever been in a family? It borrows a lot of words from various European languages and so it’s a lot easier to learn for people who already speak a European language than for people who speak a language that’s not European. We’re turning four! Lingthusiasm is created by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. Zamenhof, who’s the guy who created Esperanto, did try to draw on multiple languages so 'kai’ comes from Greek. So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month, the previous bonus episodes, and access to the Lingthusiasm Discord server! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Support Lingthusiasm on Patreon to gain access to the teaching linguistics episode and 37 previous bonus episodes, and to chat with fellow lingthusiasts in the Lingthusiasm patron Discord. Links to studies mentioned and further reading can be found on the Episode 24 show notes page. And they got so fed up they broke off and created this language called 'Ido’ which I think means like “daughter” or “child” language – and then basically it fell apart because they failed to maintain the drive. Of course it’s 'person’ and then 'bus’ because English is 'I am on the bus’. Make your boring commute or chores feel like … Lauren: so Australia English as far as like, you know – you look at America and there’s quite a lot of linguistic diversity for one country. Gretchen: I mean it’s useful because 'b’ and 'c’ and ’d’ and 'e’ and stuff they sound very similar, they all rhyme. We also posted a quote about Space Pidgin from episode 1 that became very popular. And then the word for woman is 'homino’ (Lauren: boo) which is ’-in’ like the German -in suffix. You don’t want to have a miscommunication there because you could end up floating in space in the wrong way. Gretchen: yes, so if you put your hand up to your mouth, that conveys “eating” or “drinking” or something, because when you eat you put things in your mouth, so of course that’s what it means. Gretchen: And I’m Gretchen McCulloch. Lingthusiasm Episode 3: Arrival of the linguists - Review of the alien linguistics movie Linguists are very excited about the movie Arrival, because it stars a linguist saving the day by figuring out how to talk with aliens. Dark Season 2 Episode 1: Beginnings and Endings Recap. And it is one of the more successful common languages – according to Wikipedia up to two million people worldwide to varying degrees speak Esperanto. Gretchen: yeah, I mean that there’s some iconic stuff about spoken languages as well. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Selected tweets: Adam's Thanksgiving (2012)3. Gretchen: so neither of them is your thing. In this episode, we talk about some of our favourite things to observe about how kids are learning language as well as linguistically-relevant books for children, middle grade, and young adult. Listen online, no signup necessary. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? You have been divinely guided to receive this message at this time. (And the mysterious absence of the quadral, cross-linguistically!) Here are the links mentioned in this episode: You can listen to this episode via Lingthusiasm.com, Soundcloud, RSS, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. Lingthusiasm is a brand-new podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and Gretchen McCulloch of All Things Linguistic. Lauren: And it seems to be an idea that people continue to revisit, and revisit in different forms, and different ideas, and we’re going to touch on a few of today. Lingthusiasm Episode 10: Learning languages linguistically Some linguists work with multiple languages, while others focus on just one. Gretchen: yeah, you translate something into emoji and then when you translate it back it completely loses its meaning, or you have to already understand what the source text was. But the history of how people have tried is still really interesting, from constructed and symbolic communication like Blissymbols and emoji to the way astronauts communicate in the high stakes environment of the International Space Station. But this was a name he gave himself because he was Carl Blitz and that didn’t go down so well. I tried learning it when I was like 12 because I encountered this book about it on a bookshelf. Gretchen: I think people project their differences and their opinions about other people on the languages. If you've run out of Lingthusiasm episodes to listen to or want to chat with people about your budding linguistics fandom, your problem is now solved! OK, people can kind of understand each other maybe if we had more of this we could do more of this trade.’ But there’s still a big divide when it comes to nationalistically. Below are our main … The language of space are English and Russian? Welcome to the Esperanto subreddit! So it’s not easy for everyone to learn, it’s easy for a particular group of people to learn. This is a transcript for Lingthusiasm Episode 22: This, that and the other thing - determiners. And they all speak this kind of trade language with each other, you know, 'space is the final frontier’ or something like that. It’s also our anniversary episode! The Lingthusiasm website now has a handy page that lists all of the main episodes of the show by linguistic sub-field. Gretchen: like it’s not every language, it’s just a lot of them. Bliss said “you’re ruining the universality of these symbols”. You know, it’s cool that sometimes you get this, it’s part of the way there. I think we’re going to see why. When it began, it primarily focused on exploring English lexicon, etymology, idioms, slang and more. So, together with ATA board members and US-based … Are true. Gretchen: Yeah, so you can think of it as our sitting down over coffee and talking about linguistics. But more and more we look at the way different cultures gesture - even something as simple as pointing. (Black Widow At Home), Saved by the Bell, Hillbilly Elegy, The Flight Attendant, Happiest Season, Belushi, Uncle Frank, Superintelligence, The Mystery of D.B. 00:23:17; If you’d like to talk about your experiences with linguistic prejudice, join in the chat @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Latest was Episode 357: The Mandalorian, Disney+ Leak? I think it’s because that’s not what emoji are designed to communicate. He was Jewish and was interned in the Nazi camps. Lauren: it has 48 cases and clicks and evidentials…. lingthusiasm: Lingthusiasm Episode 47: The happy fun big adjective episode Adjectives: they’re big, they’re fun, they’re…maybe non-existent? Lauren: in the end they ended up settling for an absolute mass of money for him to give them the rights to use Blissymbols. Lauren: ah, see that’s scalloped potatoes. When they’re up in the air one of the things that they try to do is have the English native speakers speak Russian and the Russian speakers speak English. Listen to the full episode, read the transcript, or check out the show notes for links to further reading. In Episode 13 of Lingthusiasm, your host Gretchen McCulloch interviews Dr. Nicole Holliday, an Associate Professor of linguistics at Pomona Collegem about her work on the speech of American black/biracial young men, prosody and intonation, and what it means to sound black. And so I got through chapter 1 which is how i learned the word for 'and’ and 'dog’ and then I got to chapter 2 and I learned that all of the feminine forms were diminutive of the masculine forms. I’m sorry I just said 'yep’ and then I didn’t really think about the fact that that’s a fact is it? Lauren: yeah and we can all speak a Russian English pidgin and then we can colonize Mars and turn into a proper Space Creole. Selected tweets: The best emoji April 1st … Lingthusiasm Episode 36: Villages, gifs, and children: Researching signed languages in real-world contexts with Lynn Hou. And so one of the things that they do on the ISS – so first of all every astronaut and cosmonaut needs to be bilingual in English and Russian because those are the languages of space. Twenty-Seven Best Third Culture Kids Podcasts For 2020. So she’d have the symbol for a person and the symbol for bed and then the symbol for photo or something and and the children were able to say, like, “I had a dream last night about this thing…” – people who’d never been able to communicate before. And this is a pretty basic concept that we just have a massive difficulty communicating with emoji. But for many people, learning a language after early childhood is the thing that first gets them curious about how language works in general and all the things in their native language(s) that they take for granted. That meant that Gretchen and I really considered everything we included in the course from first principles, including what terminology made … You can also download an mp3 via the Soundcloud page for offline listening. Like in German you have Sprachwissenschaftler which is a linguist, i.e. Gretchen: was he also emphasizing this hope aspect. Lauren: the only Esperanto word I know is the word 'hotdogo’ which is the Esperanto word for hotdog. It’s just that I think a pluralistic way of 'wouldn’t be great everyone spoke multiple languages’ is maybe more likely to get us there. In this first episode of Lingthusiasm, ​Gretchen and Lauren discuss the “one language equals peace” fallacy, and whether speaking the same words means that people will necessarily agree with each other (spoiler: no). Except for the sounds we can't make. Nom * Adresse de messagerie * Site web. And they aren’t because people don’t speak the same language in the same country, they’re because they do speak the same language and they realize that they hate each other. Annuler la réponse. Lauren: they probably speak the same language too well ,so they can say all the horrible things to each other. Lingthusiasm is created and produced by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne and music is by The Triangles. I just learned that this podcast exists, and it makes me happy.One thing, though. In episode 10 of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Gretchen McCulloch … Like, if that is the level of difference that we’re trying to pick a fight about. Accentricity. Anyway we’re not going to have this argument. Gretchen: yeah, and you have to make someone who doesn’t know that’s what you’re intending be able to read that sentence. In 1977 at Tenerife airport two Boeing 747s collided, and it was basically because one took off too early, because the person in the control tower and the pilot weren’t really communicating clearly. Gretchen: And we like that podcasts make you feel like part of a conversation. Lauren: And there’s a general kind of nerdy enthusiasm that you can often get like a glimpse of this when linguists do interviews. Whereas if you speak your native language, maybe you’re speaking too fast or maybe you’re not sure if the other person’s really understanding you, to get a better kind of comprehension check. 1 hr 8 min; 17 APR 2020; Episode 47: ATA meets Troublesome Terps - Live online meetup Episode 47: ATA meets Troublesome Terps - Live online meetup. I guess my personal story with Esperanto is I tried learning it when I was like 12. Gretchen: no, but you like, you just beat the potato but you don’t necessarily deep-fried it you could just pan-fry it. Lauren: or just the simmering geographic divides. Like there’s a way to say in Esperanto 'Esperanto is a language’. So let’s use it as an opportunity to talk about some of the interesting stuff that the wish for a common language has given us. But for some reason in Victoria and South Australia they’re known as potato cakes, in New South Wales and Queensland they’re known as scallops or potato scallops, and this just upsets people so much. And secondly is the promise that we associate with it – what it would even mean for everyone to speak the language even if that is feasible? This fella has given her arm to uf in hesse, it a crocodile-filled river. Posted on February 13, 2020 by Gretchen McCulloch. Encouraging her when … And then by the time you get to your third conlang you’ve learned the value of restraint and you can really make a good conlang. Lauren: Send your complaints to us in the form of emoji. See also the original Space Pidgin quote from Episode 1, or listen to the full episode. My favorite one is someone tried to do this and they said at the end “I was missing grammar”. For more teaching resources, see also the #intro linguistics and #high school tags on the blog of one of our hosts. Gretchen: One thing that often comes up when we’re talking about languages and linguistics is, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone just spoke one language?” And there’s two things that come with that: there’s the idea that could be feasible to make everybody speak one language and if so what should that language be? Gretchen: yeah, I issued a challenge on Twitter a while back which was: if you want to assert that emoji are language that’s fine you just have to do that in emoji. In fact, I know I’m not into it. One of the most challenging but most rewarding things about writing the scripts for Crash Course Linguistics was honing content that I’d usually give in a 60 minute lecture down to only 10 minutes. He and his wife ploughed all their savings into him inventing these Blissymbols as an international ideographic written language. New episodes (free!) In this episode of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne talk about when some languages obligatorily encode time into their grammar. Special Guest: Lauren Gawne. Wa… Gretchen: and secondly this just seems uneconomical. 24 notes. 'Kai’ is actually from Greek. Gretchen: so world capitalism instead of world peace. There’s a certain genre of linguist conversation that we think non-linguists don’t get to listen in on enough, where we just are very excited about all the things that happened in linguistics. I'd like to put together a video for her in celebration. Gretchen: I kind of think of Esperanto and people who learn Esperanto is kind of like couch surfers – you know, people who joined like the couch surfing web site and they meet people from around the world and they like sleep on each other’s couches and they really do like having experiences that are like connected to the local community – and I think that’s very nice, it’s just a pity that they’re doing it with such a terrible language.

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