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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.

    Accent and identity (with Erik Singer)

    Accent and identity (with Erik Singer)

    If you know me and my work then you know that I talk a lot about identity, and especially how your accent is a big part of your identity: your accent tells the story of your life.

    But if you do want to change your accent, or improve your pronunciation, how do you do it?

    Recently I had the pleasure of talking to someone with expert answers to that question: Erik Singer, a dialect coach who helps film and television actors to speak with an accent that is not their native accent, and because of this he knows exactly what it takes mentally and physically to change the way you speak.

    In this interview we talk about how to change your accent, the best ways to practice, but more importantly if and why you should try to ‘speak like a native’.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Excellent Contents

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