Podcasts

Podcast

Calgary Linguistics brings to you a series of podcasts in which undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and alumni participate. In these podcasts we talk about a variety of topics with a number of different guests. Every month we will release a new podcast, so stay tuned and enjoy!

Season 2

4. Language in Advertising

PodcastLingAware

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, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm. 

Listen to the podcast here

3. Sound symbolism

PodcastwithDavid

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, at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm. 

Listen to the podcast here.

2. Art of Constructing languages

Linguistically Aware with Joey

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, at 8 pm. 

Listen to the podcast here or the extended version on youtube

1. Language in Rap Music

Podcast

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, at 8pm. Check out our promotional video for the podcast! The entire episode is one click away – here.