About Language on the Move

Language on the Move is a podcast about linguistic diversity in social life. Produced and edited by Ingrid Piller and Byrnn Quick, our aim is to have in-depth and fun conversations with key thinkers about multilingualism, language learning, and intercultural communication in the contexts of globalization and migration.

To find out more about the Language on the Move research team at Macquarie University, follow our research blog, or find us on Twitter/X, Bluesky, Facebook, and YouTube.

Language on the Move is a podcast about linguistic diversity in social life. Produced and edited by Ingrid Piller and Byrnn Quick, our aim is to have in-depth and fun conversations with key thinkers about multilingualism, language learning, and intercultural communication in the contexts of globalization and migration.

To find out more about the Language on the Move research team at Macquarie University, follow our research blog, or find us on Twitter/X, Bluesky, Facebook, and YouTube.

NBN Episodes hosted by Language:

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…

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…

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 …

What Can Australian Message Sticks Teach Us About Literacy?

February 21, 2024

What Can Australian Message Sticks Teach Us About Literacy?

Piers Kelly

Ingrid Piller speaks with Piers Kelly about a fascinating form of visual communication, Australian message sticks. What does a message stick look li…

How to Teach TESOL Ethically in an English-Dominant World

February 20, 2024

How to Teach TESOL Ethically in an English-Dominant World

Ingrid Piller

Carla Chamberlin and Mak Khan speak with Ingrid Piller about linguistic diversity and social justice. We discuss whether US native speakers of Englis…

Can We Ever Unthink Linguistic Nationalism?

February 19, 2024

Can We Ever Unthink Linguistic Nationalism?

Aneta Pavlenko

Ingrid Piller speaks with Aneta Pavlenko about multilingualism through the ages. We start from the question whether the world today is more multilin…

Language Makes the Place

February 18, 2024

Language Makes the Place

Adam Jaworski

Ingrid Piller speaks with Adam Jaworski about his research in language and mobility. Adam is best known for his work on “linguascaping” – how languag…

Linguistic Diversity in Education: A Discussion with Ingrid Gogolin

February 17, 2024

Linguistic Diversity in Education

Ingrid Gogolin

Hanna Torsh speaks with Ingrid Gogolin about linguistic diversity in education. Why is linguistic diversity important in creating educational equity?…

Translanguaging: A Discussion with Ofelia Garcia

February 16, 2024

Translanguaging

Ofelia Garcia

Loy Lising speaks with Ofelia García about translanguaging. The conversation addresses 3 big questions: What is translanguaging?How is translangua…

Lies We Tell Ourselves about the History of Multilingualism

February 15, 2024

Lies We Tell Ourselves about the History of Multilingualism

Aneta Pavlenko

Ingrid Piller speaks with Aneta Pavlenko about her new book Multilingualism and History (Cambridge UP, 2023). We often hear that our world 'is more …