Podcasts - Linguistically Aware

Season 2

15. The life of pronouns

This is the fifteenth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talks with Dr. Dennis Storoshenko about the research methods he is using in Syntactic research, and a wonderful life of pronouns they/them.  

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 19th October, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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14. A speck of Sociolinguistics

This is the fourteenth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talks about language variation, a very important aspect of Sociolinguistic research.  

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 21st September, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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13. The Conversation

This is the thirteenth episode (quite coincidentally completed on Friday 13th, 2021)  of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talks about the use of stress in the movie The Conversation.  

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 17th August, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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12. Language and Literacy

This is the twelfth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan and Harrison Campbell talk about the language used in the research on literacy.  

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 20th July, 2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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11. Human vs. Animal 'Language'

This is the tenth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talks about similarities and differences between the human language and animal communication systems. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 22nd June, 2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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10. Cyber-Crime Language

This is the tenth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan and Mike Hracs talk about the language used in cyber-related crime activities such as phishing emails and ransomware. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 18th May, 2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

Listen to the podcast here. 

9. Misconceptions about Language

This is the ninth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talks about some common misconceptions about language and language use. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 20th April, 2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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8. Speech recognition

This is the eighth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan and Lyndon Rey talk about the speech recognition systems. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 16th March,2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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7. Myths about Accents and Language Learning

This is the seventh episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan and Dr. Mary O’Brien debunk common myths about accents and language learning. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 16th February, 2021, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm.

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6. Indigenous Language Documentation

This is the sixth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talked to Dr. Corey Telfer about the indigenous language documentation and preservation. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 19th January, 2021, at 11 am and 8.30 pm.

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5. Indigenous Language Teaching

This is the fifth episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talked to Dr. Corey Telfer about the indigenous language teaching. 

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 13th December, 2020, at 11 am and 8.30 pm.

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4. Language in Advertising

This is the fourth podcast of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talked to Dr. Svitlana Winters about the language used in advertising. They talk about the ways language of persuasion is different from the language of education, what linguistic concepts lie behind catchy advertisement slogans, why marketing experts should have linguistics on their team, and why advertisements don’t always mean what they say or say what they mean.

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on November 17th, 2020, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm. 

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3. Sound symbolism

This is the third podcast of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talked to David M. Sidhu about sound symbolism.

In this episode, Dušan and David talk about the reasons why we project meaning to certain sounds, why some sounds are mellifluous and gentle, why other sounds are intense and strong, what lies behind our names, and how parents choose names for their babies.

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 29th June, 2020, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm. 

Listen to the podcast here.

2. Art of Constructing languages

This is the second episode of Linguistically Aware in which Dušan talked to Joey Windsor about the art of conlanging.

In this episode, Dušan and Joey talk about the ways in which languages can be invented, what creative and cognitive processes underlie language creation, how some of the most popular conlangs today – Klingon, Dothraki, High Valirian – were created, and why conlanging is an exercise for the brain.

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 fm, on 29th April, 2020, at 8 pm. 

Listen to the podcast here or the extended version on youtube

1. Language in Rap Music

We recorded a podcast on the language of rap music with Dr. Flynn. The episode is the first in a brand new series of podcasts called Linguistically Aware.

In this episode, Dušan talks to Darin about the ways in which language is used in rap music. They talk about the course Dr. Flynn teaches – Rap Linguistics, how his students approach the course, how rappers extend the use of rhymes, and many linguistic devices to create art, why Eminem is a true language maverick among the rappers etc.

The podcast was aired on CJSW 90.9 on 25th March, 2020, at 8pm. Check out our promotional video for the podcast! The entire episode is one click away – here.

Season 1

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#3 Quinn Goddard

#2 Jesse Weir

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