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The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support

The Vocal Fries The Vocal Fries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support

    Bilingualism is. It just is.

    Bilingualism is. It just is.

    Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other.


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    • 54 min
    Linguistic Injustice

    Linguistic Injustice

    Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial.


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    • 50 min
    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at NYU, about all things names.


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    • 55 min
    Cheaper than Therapy

    Cheaper than Therapy

    Megan and Carrie chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester, founder of Career Linguist, about the importance of linguistics to the workplace. (Employers: you need us!)



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    • 57 min
    Wikitongues

    Wikitongues

    Carrie and Megan talk with Daniel Bogre Udell, cofounder of Wikitongues, about language documentation and revitalization.



    We’re an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use  your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/.  The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as  well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you  can contribute as little as $2 a month and have our undying gratitude!


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    • 57 min
    Practice Makes Easier

    Practice Makes Easier

    Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, about native and non-native English and the different levels of effort required to understand each.


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

bklne ,

Thank you for all your wonderful work!

I listen to a lot of language and linguistics podcasts, and this one has quickly become one of my favorites because of how Carrie and Megan approach using knowledge and information about linguistic behavior and linguistics research and scholarship to make the world a better place with a little more justice, a little more humanity, and a little more patience and understanding of differences in how people communicate.

Samantha Antics ,

Love this pod but

There is a LOT of preamble before the meat of the episode. Like 10 minutes of introductory chit chat. I just want the linguistics!

The Carroll Sisters ,

Word!

Thank you Carrie and Megan for creating an educational and entertaining show about the function and power of language as it relates to our daily lives as well as the world at large! We’ve learned a lot about the way language reveals and conceals truth, evokes privilege, influences identity and culture, and just generally shapes the way we think. Keep on keeping on!!

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