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Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages.

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Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages.

    The state of modern linguistics | The Story of Language | Bonus episode

    The state of modern linguistics | The Story of Language | Bonus episode

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this bonus episode we talk about the state of modern linguistics, including the effects of the replication crisis, scientific fraud, Anglocentrism, and how the underappreciated work of Charles Sanders Peirce might offer a universal theory of how language works.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Embodied cognition | The Story of Language | Episode 12

    Embodied cognition | The Story of Language | Episode 12

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we discuss embodied cognition and the uncontroversial fact that the brain is an organ of the body, which then leads to the very controversial conclusion that our brain is no more important than our skin, and that imagining the world as if you had eyes in your toes can lead to some revolutionary new thinking.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dark matter of the mind | The Story of Language | Episode 11

    Dark matter of the mind | The Story of Language | Episode 11

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we discuss the content of Dan’s book Dark Matter of the Mind, which lays out Dan’s theory of culture. The book contains bold statements as ‘brains do not learn’ and ‘science is NOT pure rational thought’, but after this conversation you might change your mind about the raw power of viewing the world from the perspective of Dark Matter.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The cognitive revolution | The Story of Language | Episode 10

    The cognitive revolution | The Story of Language | Episode 10

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about the cognitive revolution, and whether the revolution really exists at all. We discuss the beginnings and the state of the art of the study of cognition and show why it’s important to celebrate all discoveries as progress, even if they are doomed to failure.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Endangered languages | The Story of Language | Episode 9

    Endangered languages | The Story of Language | Episode 9

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about endangered languages. I ask why languages are important, what is lost when a language disappears, the cultural and economic factors behind language loss, and the truth about the best way to stop languages from disappearing.

    • 1 hr
    Language acquisition | The Story of Language | Episode 8

    Language acquisition | The Story of Language | Episode 8

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about the big questions in language acquisition. Is there a Language Acquisition Device? Is language learned or innate? How does child learning differ from adult learning? Should syntax be the basis for language analysis? And are humans really the only things on the planet with language, or do other animals have it too?

    • 1 hr 12 min

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