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Interviews with scholars of language about their new books.

Nuzhat Abbas, "River in an Ocean: Essays on Translation" (Trace Press, 2023)

May 18, 2024

River in an Ocean: Essays on Translation

Nuzhat Abbas
Hosted by Ibrahim Fawzy

What are the histories, constraints, and possibilities of language in relation to bodies, origins, land, colonialism, gender, war, displacement, desir…

Image as Form in a Transpositional Grammar: The Example of Photography

May 17, 2024

Image as Form in a Transpositional Grammar

Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, and John Jones
Hosted by Daniel Shea

Listen to Episode No.10 of All We Mean, a Special Focus of this podcast. All We Mean is an ongoing discussion and debate about how we mean and why. Th…

"Did You Miss My Comment or What?": Understanding Toxicity in Open Source Discussions

May 11, 2024

"Did You Miss My Comment or What?"

Courtney Miller
Hosted by Daniel Shea

Listen to this interview of Courtney Miller, PhD student in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. We talk about her paper "Did You Miss …

B. J. Woodstein, "Translation Theory for the Practising Literary Translator" (Anthem Press, 2024)

May 10, 2024

Translation Theory for the Practising Literary Translator

B. J. Woodstein
Hosted by Ibrahim Fawzy

Do translation theorists observe what translators do and develop theories based on that? Do translators gain ideas and tools from studying theories? O…

Community and Heritage Languages Schools Transforming Education

May 6, 2024

Community and Heritage Languages Schools Transforming Education

Ken Cruickshank, Joseph Lo Bianco, and Merryl Wahlin

Today we talked to Joseph Lo Bianco about the edited volume Community and Heritage Languages Schools Transforming Education (Routledge, 2023). The con…

Peter J. Freeth and Rafael Treviño, "Beyond the Translator’s Invisibility: Critical Reflections and New Perspectives" (Leuven UP, 2024)

May 2, 2024

Beyond the Translator’s Invisibility

Peter J. Freeth and Rafael Treviño
Hosted by Ibrahim Fawzy

The question of whether to acknowledge a text as a translation and thereby bring attention to the translator’s role has been a central topic in discus…

The Shanghai Alliance of Multilingual Researchers

May 1, 2024

The Shanghai Alliance of Multilingual Researchers

Yongyan Zheng

Yixi (Isabella) Qiu speaks with Professor Yongyan Zheng about The Shanghai Alliance of Multilingual Researchers. The interview explores the Alliance’…

Michael Boler, "Introduction to Classical and New Testament Greek: A Unified Approach" (Catholic U of America Press, 2019)

April 27, 2024

Introduction to Classical and New Testament Greek

Michael Boler
Hosted by Justin McGeary

The defining feature of this textbook is the treatment of classical and New Testament Greek as one language using primary sources. All the example sen…

Multilingual Commanding Urgency from Garbage to COVID-19

April 27, 2024

Multilingual Commanding Urgency from Garbage to COVID-19

Michael Chesnut

Brynn Quick speaks with Dr. Michael Chesnut, Professor in the Department of English for International Conferences and Communication at Hankuk Universi…

Ross Perlin, "Language City: The Fight to Preserve Endangered Mother Tongues" (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2024)

April 27, 2024

Language City

Ross Perlin
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Half of all 7,000-plus human languages may disappear over the next century and—because many have never been recorded—when they’re gone, it will be for…

Sanskrit Study: A Conversation with Antonia Ruppel

April 12, 2024

Sanskrit Study

Antonia Ruppel
Hosted by Raj Balkaran

A candid conversation with renowned Sanskritist and online teacher Antonia Ruppel on her love of the language, teaching philosophy, views on academia,…

Elizabeth Peterson, "Making Sense of 'Bad English': An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies" (Routledge, 2019)

April 12, 2024

Making Sense of "Bad English"

Elizabeth Peterson

Brynn Quick speaks with Dr Elizabeth Peterson about language ideologies and what we think when we hear different varieties of English. The conversati…

James McElvenny, "A History of Modern Linguistics: From the Beginnings to World War II" (Edinburgh UP, 2024)

April 9, 2024

A History of Modern Linguistics

James McElvenny
Hosted by Ingrid Piller

Ingrid Piller speaks with James McElvenny about his new book A History of Modern Linguistics: From the Beginnings to World War II (Edinburgh UP, 2024)…

Kieran File, "How Language Shapes Relationships in Professional Sports Teams: Power and Solidarity Dynamics in a New Zealand Rugby Team" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

April 5, 2024

How Language Shapes Relationships in Professional Sports Teams

Kieran File
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

While the topic of relationships in professional sports teams is gaining greater attention from researchers and practitioners, the role that coach and…

Thomas S. Mullaney, "The Chinese Computer: A Global History of the Information Age" (MIT Press, 2024)

March 29, 2024

The Chinese Computer

Thomas S. Mullaney
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

The fascinating, untold story of how the Chinese language overcame unparalleled challenges and revolutionized the world of computing. A standard QWERT…

Reducing Barriers to Language Assistance in Hospital

March 25, 2024

Reducing Barriers to Language Assistance in Hospital

Erin Mulpur

Brynn Quick speaks with Erin Mulpur about how hospitals can better support patients from linguistic minority backgrounds. The conversation addresses t…

Interpreting Service Provision is Good Value for Money

March 18, 2024

Interpreting Service Provision is Good Value for Money

Jim Hlavac
Hosted by Ingrid Piller

Ingrid Piller speaks with Jim Hlavac about interpreting to bridge language barriers. About 5% of the Australian population do not speak English or do…

Erin Elizabeth Greer, "Fiction, Philosophy and the Ideal of Conversation" (Edinburgh UP, 2023)

February 29, 2024

Fiction, Philosophy and the Ideal of Conversation

Erin Elizabeth Greer
Hosted by Tong He

The ideal of ‘conversation’ recurs in modern thought as a symbol and practice central to ethics, democratic politics, and thinking itself. Interweavin…

Denise Kripper, "Narratives of Mistranslation: Fictional Translators in Latin American Literature" (Routledge, 2023)

February 25, 2024

Narratives of Mistranslation

Denise Kripper
Hosted by Ibrahim Fawzy

Narratives of Mistranslation: Fictional Translators in Latin American Literature (Routledge, 2023) offers unique insights into the role of the transla…

What Does It Mean to Govern a Multilingual Society Well?

February 22, 2024

What Does It Mean to Govern a Multilingual Society Well?

Alexandra Grey

Hanna Torsh speaks with Alexandra Grey about good governance in linguistically diverse cities. Linguistic diversity is often seen through a deficit …