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:

Life in a New Language, Part 6: Citizenship

July 17, 2024

Life in a New Language

Emily Farrell

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…

Life in a New Language, Part 5: Monolingual Mindset

July 10, 2024

Life in a New Language

Loy Lising

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…

Language Policy at an Abortion Clinic: A Discussion with Ella van Hest

July 4, 2024

Language Policy at an Abortion Clinic

Ella van Hest

Brynn Quick speaks with Dr. Ella van Hest (Ghent University, Belgium) about her ethnographic research related to language diversity at an abortion cli…

Life in a New Language, Part 4: Parenting

July 3, 2024

Life in a New Language

Shiva Motaghi Tabari

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…

Life in a New Language, Part 3: African Migrants

June 26, 2024

Life in a New Language

Vera Williams Tetteh

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…

Life in a New Language, Part 2: Work

June 19, 2024

Life in a New Language

Ingrid Piller et al.

This episode of the Language on the Move Podcast is part of the Life in a New Language series. Life in a New Language (Oxford UP, 2024) is a new book …

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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 …