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Interviews with scholars of language about their new books.

Life in a New Language, Part 1: Identities

June 12, 2024

Life in a New Language

Donna Butorac

This episode of the Language on the Move Podcast is part of the Life in a New Language series. Life in a New Language is a new book just out from Oxfo…

Gretchen McCulloch, "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language" (Riverhead Books, 2020)

June 1, 2024

Because Internet

Gretchen McCulloch

Brynn Quick speaks with best-selling author and linguist Gretchen McCulloch about her 2019 New York Times bestselling book Because Internet: Understan…

Jessica Leigh Kirkness, "The House with All the Lights on: Three Generations, One Roof, a Language of Light" (Allen & Unwin, 2023)

May 31, 2024

The House with All the Lights on

Jessica Leigh Kirkness

Emily Pacheco speaks with writer and researcher Jessica Kirkness about her memoir, The House with All the Lights on: Three Generations, One Roof, a La…

Vartan Matiossian, "The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide: Language, History and 'Medz Yeghern'" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

May 28, 2024

The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide

Vartan Matiossian
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide: Language, History and 'Medz Yeghern' (Bloomsbury, 2021) explores the genealogy of the concept of 'Medz Y…

Netta Avineri and Patricia Baquedano-López, "An Introduction to Language and Social Justice: What Is, What Has Been, and What Could Be" (Routledge, 2024)

May 25, 2024

An Introduction to Language and Social Justice

Netta Avineri and Patricia Baquedano-López

An Introduction to Language and Social Justice: What Is, What Has Been, and What Could Be (Routledge, 2024) is designed to provide the who, what, wher…

The Rise of English: A Discussion with Rosemary Salomone

May 20, 2024

The Rise of English

Rosemary Salomone
Hosted by Ingrid Piller

The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language, which has just been reissued in paperback by Oxford University Press, with a new prefa…

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…